Registered Charity No. 1159861


Barnsley Youth Choir only exists because of the hard work put in by a dedicated group of volunteers.  Their work covers everything from managing the choir finances, producing merchandise and coordinating the set up of our equipment at concerts.  As the choir has grown, so has the number of volunteers who have joined us.  The choir is hugely indebted to these individuals, who as a team ensure that our rehearsals, concerts and social activities are always done to the highest possible standard.

Musical Directors

Volunteer Members

Our volunteers are the heartbeat of the Barnsley Youth Choir, carrying out the essential tasks that keep the choir running. If you would like to find out how to become a volunteer, please click the link below.

Become a Volunteer

  • Kelly Adlington
  • Cat Bennett
  • Carol Bentley
  • Paul Chambers
  • Debbie Chambers
  • Charlie Cookson
  • Lisa Critchley
  • James Dickson
  • Carl Firth
  • Jean Garbutt
  • Rachel Hanson
  • Melanie Harding
  • Christine Hayhoe
  • Sherry Holling
  • Par Irwin
  • Jo Jenkinson
  • Lynn Maloney
  • Paul Senior
  • Bryn Spawton
  • Amanda Steele
  • Debbie Stuchbery
  • Liz Turner
  • Yvonne Worsely
  • Penny Yates
  • Lauren Frost

Musical Associates

Al McNichol
Senior Music Technology Lecturer
University Campus Barnsley

Simon Humphrey
Influential Record Producer & Engineer

Associate Organisations

Horizon Community College

Emmanuel Church

University Centre Barnsley

Barnsley Music Hub – link to their page

Vortex Clothing

Sing Live!

Aurin/Miraculum Choir

Newham Youth Choir

Honley Male Voice Choir

Band Members

Keith Ramskill

Marc Robbins

Braham Hughes
Bass Guitar

Russell Calverley

Mick Roberts

Gareth Taylor

Rob Horscroft

Lynn Maitland

Sam Fisher

Mary Golder

Eleanor Wright

We are also grateful to several other musicians who have performed with the band at various points.

Jamie Roberts – Trombone
Colin Swift – Guitar
Dave Laycock – Bass Guitar
Elyse Greenwood – Saxophone/Flute/Clarinet
Alex Francis – Trumpet
Ian Shires – Trumpet
Victoria Pooley – Flute
Mike Cotton – Trumpet
John Ingman – Trombone
Emma Leslie – Guitar/Bass Guitar
Duncan Waller – Bass Guitar
Nick Wells – Bass Guitar

Significant VIPs

Dan Jarvis MP
Shadow Arts & Culture Minister

Cllr Linda Burgess
Darton West Ward Cllr, BMBC

Edna Sutton
Former Director of Education, BMBC

Matthew Milburn
Former Headteacher, Kingstone School

Jane Hewitt
Professional Freelance Photographer

Jon Parkinson
Former Mayor of Barnsley

Mel Dyke
Education Consultant