Peterborough Young Singers are committed to providing opportunities for young people to sing together to the highest standards. Our junior choir, for children aged between 7 and 13 years, and our senior choir, young adults between the ages of 13 and 21 perform as distinct groups with appropriate repertoire but do also sing as one voice.

The choirs meet on Saturday mornings, during term time, at our venue CSK Church, Silver Hill, Hampton, PE7 8FF.

We don’t have auditions, if you are enthusiastic about singing, come and join us!

Our youth choir is an independent organisation that has been together since the early 1990s and is run by a group of dedicated parents who are focused on the young people’s enjoyment.

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Peterborough Young Singers Musical Director - Matt Smith

Matt Smith is Head of Music at Hampton College. He was awarded a BA in music from the University of Nottingham in 2010 and an MA in music in 2011. Matt has a great enthusiasm for music making at all levels and finds music a hugely rewarding pastime. He enjoys a wide variety of different styles of music such as classical, modern and jazz and has performed with brass bands, big bands, orchestras and choirs including improvisatory and solo work.

He has conducted many ensembles during recent years directing such works as Mozart’s 21st piano concerto and Schubert’s 5th symphony. While in Nottingham Matthew was the Musical Director for the University Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Principal Conductor of the University Brass Ensemble and String Orchestra and led worship at his local church by playing either the organ or piano with a band.

Matt took up the post of Musical Director with Peterborough Young Singers (PYS) in September 2012. In his first year with the organisation he conducted the first Big Sing that PYS produced which brought together 500 children from across the City of Peterborough in a massed choir. Many of the group items were accompanied by Stringfever UK a world renowned quartet.

When do we rehearse?

The choir meets every Saturday morning during term time, with our year starting in September and finishing towards the end of July the following year.

Our two ensembles meet at the following times:
Junior Choir – 09:30 to 10:45
Senior Choir – 09:30 to 11:30

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