Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

NEWS > Alumnae News > Holles Singers: The Reunion

Holles Singers: The Reunion

Calling all former members of the Holles Singers! Please come back and sing with us again. Here's an exciting announcement from LEH Director of Music, Mrs Ashe, delivered in her own inimitable style.

To their disbelief and a tiny smattering of horror, Mrs and Mr Ashe have realised they will have been at LEH for 14 years in December 2022.

We’re sure you know that one celebrates a 14th anniversary with ivory. And, of course, we wouldn’t dream of that. A modern alternative is apparently to adopt an elephant. But that seems a bit weird, although I’m not dissing it, obvs.

So, we have decided that, instead, we’d like to throw a reunion bash - called Holles Forever! - with the glorious voices of the Holles Singers from our very first rehearsal in January 2008 right through to the ‘newbies’ who will have joined in September 2022. So, here’s the plan:

Saturday 17th December 

Rehearsals during the day for the medleys from 2008 to 2022. Timings tbc. We will provide marked up sheet music & individual recordings for each voice type so you can put in some work in the weeks before you come (!), and then we’ll whip it all into shape on the day. 

There will be a lot of pencils around - just saying… 

Choose the music you remember singing and anything else that appeals. 

5.30pmish Tea & a glass of bubbly to muster your courage and gird your loins before the concert ahead…

7-8:30pm Holles Forever! The Performance

8:30pm Post-show drinks and copious canapés as we dissect what went wrong, who took a breath in an idiotic place and what an exhilarating buzz it was to meet up with old friends to sing those spinetingling medleys.

What do you think then? Anyone up for that? If I were you, I’d be contacting my old friends in the Holles Singers and arranging to come and do it together. After all - safety in numbers… 

We’d like to hold the concert in aid of the LEH Bursary fund so propose that you pay £20 a head to take part and we will provide tea, drinks & canapés. Concert tickets will be available at £10 should your current paramours/children/parents/guineapigs wish to marvel at you reliving your glory days. And what an almighty sound it could be! 

We are also proposing to hold a Musical Auction of Promises in aid of the Bursary Fund. And you could offer something for that if you felt so inclined. The theme would be ‘If Music be the Food of Love, Play On’ so anything to do with Music, Food or Drink would be absolutely spiffing. For example, our harp teacher will offer an hour’s incidental music for a drinks party or a wedding & we’ll ‘persuade’ our stunning string quartets to come and entertain you at a time of your choosing. One of our science teachers bakes glorious bread so he’ll bake a hamperful (admittedly he doesn’t know it yet) and our LEH producer (oh, didn’t you know we had one of those?!) will provide a professional recording session. The possibilities are endless… 

So, all we’d like for the moment is for you to decide 

a) if you’re free on Sat 17th December 2022 & would like to join in with this high-octane, magnificent celebration of a unique part of your youth

and 

b) if you’d like to donate something to the Musical/Food/Drink Auction of Promises

Could you let us know if you might be interested in this? Thanks awfully. It seems to me we need to celebrate live music at every opportunity after the dismal restrictions of Covid. 

#LEHMusicLivesOn 

As ever,

Mrs Ashe

Please email alumnae@lehs.org.uk and we will pass your messages on to Mrs Ashe.  Hope to see you there!

Similar stories

The sun shone and the Pimm's flowed at the inaugural Holles Boat Club event at Henley Regatta last weekend (2 July 2022), which was hosted by LEH alumna and Head of Rowing Abby Joh… More...

We are excited to announce that our first Remarkable Women Lecture since the pandemic will be given by our record-breaki… More...

As part of our mission to support and encourage our pupils, even long after they've left LEH, we are delighted to announ… More...

Lauren Falconer, Class of 2017, who is an Executive Search professional, had tea with Baroness Caroline Cox at the House… More...

We are so proud and delighted that Dame Lesley Regan, Class of 1974, has been appointed as England's first ever Women's … More...

Most read

From sitting A'Level English to filming the lead in a new Netflix series, it's all in a day work, for Ana Martin. More...

Actor Poppy Gilbert (LEH 2008- 2015) is carving out a real name for herself on primetime TV with two leading roles this month and next (January and Fe… More...

We were very sad to hear that Janet Hanssen, who was a much-loved biology teacher at LEH for many years in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, passed away last mo… More...

Travel Story Award

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech