Sing Day

This is an annual opportunity, held on a Saturday in the autumn, for any singer to spend a day exploring choral repertoire and singing technique with like-minded singers in a convivial atmosphere. At the end of the afternoon, the work is performed alongside professional soloists


Our next Sing Day will be on Saturday October 3rd 2020 at Hemsley House on the Crescent (A6), M5 4PE (opposite Salford University and Salford Art Gallery and Museum), led by our Music Director Tom Newall. We will be exploring Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.


Tom Newall 

Tom trained at Durham University and at the RNCM. Over the past ten years, Tom has held principal conductor

positions with a variety of ensembles, including Durham University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras,

Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra, and Warrington Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is currently Music Director

for Salford Choral Society, Leeds Youth Opera and Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra. Tom has also worked

on a number of education projects in Leeds, Newcastle and Hull with Opera North. In September 2013, Tom

founded a new symphony orchestra based in Manchester, Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, providing

performance opportunities for emerging professional musicians. 






                                  Roderick Barrand 

A member of the staff of the RNCM since 1979, Roderick has performed with many leading singers and  instrumentalists, has recorded for Hyperion Records, and has broadcast on BBC 3, local radio and television.

Roderick has been official  accompanist to Salford Choral Society since 1985, and has appeared as concerto soloist with Sale Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Chamber Orchestra. 






Previous years:

2019 Mendelssohn - Elijah


2018 Elgar - The Music Makers

2017 October Verdi  Requiem

2017 February Handel Israel in Egypt

2016 Beethoven – Mass in C

2015 Haydn – Nelson Mass

2014 Beethoven – Choral Symphony (last movement)

2013 Brahms – Requiem


These are just some of the comments received after previous Sing Days – many by repeat attenders!

'Lots of fun and well-organised. Conductor made it a good sing as well as teaching ways to improve singing'

‘Conductor did an excellent job getting us to concentrate on the difficult passages. Couldn’t be improved, well done!’

‘Loved every minute. Great atmosphere, efficient organisation, enough breaks to talkto people and a wonderful sing’

‘Very welcoming atmosphere – friendly fellow singers from the Salford choir. Organisation superb and fast tracked during registration. You could teach the Bridgewater Hall Come & Sing a thing or two!!’

‘Very nice and friendly people (especially stewards). Very good conductor and accompanist and great idea!’

‘Salford needs to do more of these’

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