Rebecca has been Musical Director of the Rodillian Singers since September 2016 after 5 years singing as a member of the choir with the 1st Sopranos. Rebecca has sung from a very early age but her love for playing and performing music continued to grow when she began playing the flute at the age of eight. She spent the next ten years performing in a variety of Wakefield Music Centre ensembles before going on to study Music at the University of York. It was here that she discovered a love for conducting when she became MD of a 50 strong gospel choir. Over the two years as MD Rebecca performed and conducted at the Manchester Jazz Festival, with the London Community Gospel Choir and even at Wembley Arena. Rebecca returned to Wakefield for a year to gain Qualified Teacher Status before moving to London where she was Head of Music at a Holland Park secondary school. Whilst in London Rebecca sung as part of a Lifted Voices Choir, performing at weddings and concerts in London, Bristol and Wales. On moving back to Yorkshire in 2011 to take up the role of Head of Music at Royds secondary school in Leeds, Rebecca joined the Rodillian singers and enjoyed performing a variety of concerts and festivals with them. In 2016 following the arrival of baby number 2 and a move away from secondary school music teaching Rebecca was delighted to be offered the job of Musical Director. She is looking forward to a year of festivals and concerts with the choir and hopes to continue to build on the choirs success and bring influences from her prior vocal and MD experiences to the choir.
The choir is accompanied by Emma Sey who is an exceptional pianist.  She inspires others through her teaching as the Head of the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty at a local college and produces amazing music every week when she performs with the choir.
Meet the Team
1st Sopranos
2nd Sopranos
1st Altos
2nd Altos
Rebecca Whitlam - Musical Director
Emma Sey - Accompanist