Choir

The Club Choir leads the Club’s carol concerts at Pall Mall and Woodcote Park each Christmas as well as singing events at the clubhouses with a number of exciting and innovative guest conductors
Our members vary from those who have never sung or read music before to those who are members of other choral groups, or even have a background in the music industry. The common theme is an enjoyment of music and the sense of achievement we all get from singing as part of a friendly group.

Musical Director


The Club Choir Committee is pleased to announce that Ian Holiday, a Club member, has joined the Choir Committee as Musical Director. He is looking forward to developing the Choir once live group singing is considered a safe activity.

Ian’s experience over 41 years of teaching includes 27 years at Epsom College, where he was Director of Music. Choral experience has included singing in Manchester Cathedral Choir (treble) and York Minster Chapter House Choir (bass) when he was a student. In York he also ran a Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and was accompanist to the York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir. During his career he has directed and conducted numerous church and school choirs, Bedworth Choral Society in the Midlands and various ‘ad hoc’ chamber, close-harmony and barbershop groups. He has conducted choirs in festivals, competitions, prestigious venues and concert halls and will therefore bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our section.

Virtual sing-alongs

Looking ahead in 2021 we have plans for another Workshop whenever Lockdown permits and hope to engage even more members to join the Club Choir, so please encourage your friends to express their interest by emailing: choir-support @royalautomobileclub.co.uk.

In the meantime, if you are interested in taking part in vocal exercises may we suggest the following:
1. Anna Lapwood vocal warm up
2. RSCM vocal warm ups
3. Wake Up Your Voice! Full Vocal Warm up!

Lyrics for Sing-Alongs are available on the internet together with karaoke accompaniments of songs that you can sing along to as a soloist.

Under the present circumstances, singing may not be top priority but remember singing could really brighten up your day and research proves it is good for your health.