Friends of Royal Holloway Choirs

The Choir of Royal Holloway is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new patronage scheme designed to allow a closer relationship between the choir and its supporters as well as safeguarding the future of Royal Holloway as a centre for choral excellence.

The Choir of Royal Holloway has achieved significant recognition both at home in the UK and on the International stage for both their concerts and recordings. The choir therefore makes a valuable contribution to both the univeristy, local and wider communities. Other choral singing opportunities are also offered at Royal Holloway alongside those available to our choral scholars. Founder's Choir, the non-auditioned chamber of around 40 singers sings regularly in the chapel, and the Royal Holloway Chorus, also open to members of the local community, offers opportunities to sing larger choral works often with orchestra.

Although choral scholarships are generously funded by the Santander Universities Scheme, over half of the work of Royal Holloway Choirs is still funded by the goodwill of its supporters. Your membership of this new Friends scheme will therefore not only enable the continuation of these choirs but also allow us to thank you for your support by offering you exclusive benefits.


£25+ a year

Joint Friends £40+
Two members within the same household

  • Monthly e-update notifying members of concerts, tours and CD releases
  • Annual printed newsletter containing news and photos of the choir’s activities
  • An invitation to attend the annual Friends’ event
  • Your name listed as a Friend on our website (optional)
  • 15% discount on new CD releases

OFFER - £15+ a year for Under 26s
Individual membership only


£250+ a year

Joint Benefactors £400+
Two members within the same household

  • All Friends’ benefits, PLUS:
  • Reserved seating at the popular annual Carol Service
  • Invitations to attend exclusive events throughout the year, including open rehearsals, post-concert receptions and the annual Friends event
  • Name listed as a Benefactor on our website (optional)
  • 15% discount on all CDs

£1,250+ a year

Joint Patronage £2,000+
Two members within the same household

  • All those who wish to make a regular donation of £1,250 or more will qualify as a Patron of Royal Holloway Choirs and will receive additional benefits as well as those enjoyed by our Friends and Benefactors.

Please contact the Choral Music Administrator if you would like to make a larger single donation or wish to discuss leaving a legacy gift.

To enjoy these exclusive benefits, simply download and complete the membership form, choosing the membership level that suits you best. Once you have submitted your form we will send you a Welcome Pack detailing how you can enjoy the benefits of supporting Royal Holloway Choir right away.


We would like to thank the following supporters:

Joint Benefactors

Mr Roger & Mrs Susan Harben
Mr Alistair & Mrs Dorothy Kerr
Mr Graham & Mrs Gurli Medcalf
Mr Benjamin & Mrs Charlotte Phillips
Mr Colin & Mrs Deborah Tutt


Mr David Aspinall
Mr David Beever
Dr Carol Cobb
Professor José Fiadiero
Professor Paul Layzell
Mr James Pitman
Dr Monica White

Joint Friends

Dr Anthony & Mrs Mary Birch
Mr & Mrs Joanna Bowley
Mr Jerry & Mrs Jan Brownlee
Mr & Mrs Marie Coveney
Mrs Joanna Bowley & Mr G Laycock
Mr Mervyn & Dr Margaret Cousins
Mr & Mrs Paul Donnelly
Mr & Mrs Everitt
Dr Richard & Mrs Annabelle Hancock
Dr Richard & Mrs Elizabeth Killpack
Dr Roy & Mrs Ruth Miller
Mr David & Mrs Cynthia Millinger
Dr Julian & Mrs Pamela Richardson
Rev'd & Mrs Kevan Royle
Mr David & Mrs Beverley Spence
Cllr & Mrs Geoffrey Woodger
Mr & Mrs Woodward



Mr Neal Adolphus
Dame Ann Bowtell DCB
Mrs Jeanne Brown
Dr Jeanne Buchanan
Mrs Marilyn Burkett
Ms Jane Campbell
Mrs Alice Clay
Miss Alison Deansmith
Mrs Sheila Fellows
Mr Neil Ferris
Mr Sam Hancock
Professor Stephen Hill
Mrs Molly Johnson
Mrs Susan Jones
Mrs Cait Kidd
Mrs Jenny Knight
Miss Janet Pearson
Miss Alison Pickard
Dr John Lillington
Mrs Sheila Miller
Mr Christopher Mills
Mrs Margaret Nicholls
Mrs Janet Pearson
Miss Alison Pickard
Mr Steve Pickles
Miss Jean Potter
Mr Andrew Radford
Mrs Chris Ruge-Cope
Miss Rebecca Sparkes
Mr Richard Stephens
Mrs Deborah Templing
Dr Jane van Tilborg
Miss Elizabeth Warren
Mr John Wenger
Mr James Wilder


Mailing list

If you would prefer to just join our Mailing list and receive free monthly e-updates about forthcoming choir events please download and submit the Friends of Royal Holloway Choirs membership form in the same way, only filling in your contact details.


You can also support the choir by purchasing any of their recent recordings in our online shop and enjoy the choirs stunning sounds in the comfort of your own home.

Remember, once a Member of the Friends of Royal Holloway Choirs, you will receive exclusive discounts on CD purchases. Why not become a Friend today and begin enjoying these benefits right away!

Latest News

Vacancy September 2019

We have a vacancy for a Tenor in the new academic year. Read more and apply here.

Upcoming Events

New dates for 2018-19

The choir are delighted to announce new performance dates for concerts around the UK. Click here for more details and to see all of our upcoming performances.