"I believe that for all of us, there was this one moment in our early life

when we started being obsessed about music,

somehow feeling how 'big' it is

and what it can give us."

Ruth Reinhardt, Conductor


Sale Youth Choirs is a new family of choirs for all young people in Sale and the surrounding areas of Trafford, performing a variety of genres including; pop, folk, gospel, classical, music from around the world and more.

SYC aims to provide an outstanding musical and choral education. We believe that choirs can have a lifelong positive effect on young people, giving them not only musical skills but building wider knowledge, cultural appreciation, confidence, empathy, teamwork and aspiration.

The choirs seek to build strong links and partnerships with the community, businesses and surrounding schools to improve  opportunities to help and learn from one another.

Sale Youth Choirs are founded and led by Matthew Roughley, a highly experienced musician and conductor who has an expertise in working with young voices. Matt has trained a number of the UK's most established youth choirs including; The Halle Children's Choir, the Opera North Children's and Youth Chorus, the Halle Youth Choir and the University of Liverpool Chamber Choir. Alongside his conducting, he works with many organisations including the Voices Foundation where he trains teachers and music leaders to lead wider school singing. Matthew is passionate about music education and set up SYC to share his knowledge and experience with his local community.


Matthew Roughley Sale Youth Choirs

Matthew Roughley

Artistic Director / Conductor

Olivia Hamblyn Sale Youth Choirs

Olivia Hamblyn

Assistant Conductor