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Chairman

 

 

 

Ian Cook was elected chairman of Yate choral Society in April 2023, having been a member since 1979.

Ian spent 40 years in the aircraft industry before retiring December 2019.

His time is now spent between two major loves - steam railways and music.

Music includes being a church organist, accompanist to his wife Carol (M.D.) and singing tenor or bass depending which choir he is singing with at the time.

Ian has previously sung lead roles in Gilbert and Sullivan and light opera has previously chairedvarious musical societies.

He is both a steam and diesel driver as well as a Traction Inspector on the West Somerset railway and is the chairman of a committee on the railway.

Ian has been married to Carol Cook (M.D.) since March 1986.