Charity Concert with The Ayoub Sisters in aid of Copts In Need

Sunday 21st October 2018 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm)

Peel Hall, Salford University, M5 4WT


Conductor - Chris Clark

Leader - Jon Henderson

Soloists - The Ayoub Sisters


Programme Includes

 Land of the Mountain and the Flood - Hamish MacCunn

Bolero - Maurice Ravel

Baccanale (from Samson and Delilah)  - Camille Saint Saens



The Ayoub Sisters, together with Salford Symphony Orchestra will perform:

Call to Prayers (Debut performance)


Billie Jean

Melodies from Scotland 



Short talk by the Charity Copts In Need


 Tickets (Adult £15, Concessions £14 and Under 16's £7.50) can be purchased online from the Salford Symphony website (  Enquiries and Box Office Tel: 0161 281 6698



There will be a limited childcare facility with DBS cleared supervisors.  


   NB: The Orchestra reserves the right to change the programme and venue according to the availability of music, venue and players.


The Ayoub Sisters

Since making their Royal Albert Hall debut in 2016, Scottish – Egyptian sisters Sarah and Laura Ayoub have had a meteoric start to their career. 

Discovered by Mark Ronson and now signed to Decca Records in partnership with Classic FM; the multi-instrumentalist sisters recorded their debut album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios. Their album debuted at No.1 in the Official Classical Artist Albums Chart. 

The duo have performed across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia with highlights including appearances at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London Palladium, The Embassy of Egypt, The Cairo Opera House, touring with choirmaster Gareth Malone and a record-breaking debut in China of 13 performances in 4 days.

The multi-award winning sisters made their live television debut, performing their own arrangement of George Michael's 'Mother's Pride' at the BAFTAs. That single, along with each single the sisters have ever released reached the top of the iTunes chart within minutes.

Classic Brit and Global Award nominees, Infinitime Music and Young Scot Award winners, The Ayoub Sisters are fast becoming the sound and faces of a truly exciting new generation of classical and crossover artists.

Laura is playing on a 1810 J.Gagliano violin which is kindly loaned to her by Florian Leonhard. 


‘The word ‘incredible’ is overused but good grief, the Ayoub Sisters are exactly that...look out for them!’

 ‘Surely these are stars in the making’. THE INDEPENDENT


 Chris Clark

Chris Clark has a diverse career internationally as both a conductor and trumpet player. Originally from Wellington, he graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2016 with a Master of Music (Distinction) under Murray Greig. He also holds degrees in Music from Te Koki New Zealand School of Music and the University of British Columbia.

Chris was awarded the 2012/2013 Pettman DARE International Performance Scholarship, undertaking a fully-funded professional development programme at Opera North, New Zealand Opera and the University of Leeds. As a trumpet player, Chris won the Sub-Principal Trumpet position of Orchestra Wellington in 2013 and has performed internationally with the Hallé, The Orchestra of Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Black Dyke Brass Band and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Chris recently toured with the Hallé as an assistant to Sir Mark Elder for performances in Hull, Carlisle and Manchester. Aspiring to create community through music, Chris received an endorsement from Arts Council England in 2017, enabling him to return to the UK to pursue his career. Having first been invited to conduct the Salford Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and then again earlier this year, Chris is thrilled to be directing this charity performance.

Chris is very grateful to be the recipient of the Pettman DARE International Performance Scholarship and Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Award, and would also like to acknowledge the generous support of the Adam Foundation, Philip and Dianne Pattison, Waverley Fund, James Wallace Arts Trust, Todd Trust and The Lion Foundation.



 The profits from this concert will be donated to our chosen charity 


Who we are

Copts In Need (CIN) is a Humanitarian non profit UK based registered charity dedicated to reducing extreme poverty in Egypt and Sudan.

In January 2009, our founding members travelled to Upper Egypt on a charitable visit where they witnessed inhumane living conditions which inspired them to make a difference by setting up CIN.

CIN became a registered charity in October 2010, operated by a board of trustees based in the UK who collaborate with dedicated volunteers in Egypt and Sudan.

We have no administration costs, which means the people we help get the most out of your donations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase awareness of poverty, illiteracy and poor living conditions that exist today in Egypt and Sudan, and to contribute in giving those most in need, a life with hope and dignity.

Achieving Our Mission

We work in Egypt and Sudan who are amongst some of the poorest as defined by the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI).

We will make a difference by providing:

  • shelter, clean running water, electricity and sanitation.
  • jobs through various projects to empower people to earn their own living and support their families.
  • education through nurseries, literacy classes and schools.
  • healthcare and medical support. 

 For more information go to


University Parking

Parking is free after 6pm, using the University designated car parking spaces around the Peel and Newton Buildings. To gain access to the University parking spaces you will need to press the intercom to lift the barrier,  to the right hand side of Salford Museum for access behind Salford Museum and to the Peel Building.

There is also Irwell Place Car park across the road from the Peel Building. This is also run by paybyphone but it does have a pay and display machine as well. Parking here is free after 1800 pm too.

For directions & locations of buildings around the University Campus please see and Irwell Place Car Park is number 23 on the Campus Plan.

Before 6pm parking charges apply, which can be paid via the It is advisable to register with paybyphone in advance or download the app in advance to make payment easier. The location code for this area will be 59323. Please note that after 6pm parking is free on the University Car Parks.

The Paybyphone people advise that the client text “REG” followed by a space then their number plate to 65565 – they will then call back to complete registration.

For phones without web connection they advise people to call : 0161 880 0100.

Between 9am and 6pm the day rates are:

£1.20 for 2 hours

£2.40 for 3 hours

£4 for a whole day

Salford Museum Parking

The parking immediately in front of the Peel building entrance and outside Salford Museum, is run by Salford Council and is chargeable. There is a Pay and Display machine directly outside the Salford Museum entrance. Payment here is on a 24/7 basis and the spaces are patrolled on a regular basis, even at night times. The costs are: 

Up to three hours: £2.50

Three to six hours: £5.50

Over Six hours: £9.00

 Disabled Parking

All University parking is free all day for people who are blue badge holders and who display their valid blue badges clearly in their vehicles.

The best place to park for wheelchair users is at the back of the Peel Building, where there is a disabled ramp (as indicated by the yellow arrow below), a controlled access door leading to a lift to take you up into the Hall or to the stage area at the front of the Hall. The Caretaker on duty can help with this. For your information the Caretaker's telephone number is 0161 295 4306.


You can explore more of the disabled access facilities at Peel Hall by clicking here


The Salford Council Salford Museum parking is NOT free for for blue badge holders.