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Making a Song and Dance About it

Music-loving Lucy Latham, Class of 1980, has been recalling some of the musical highs and lows of her time at LEH, including a whole school detention prompted by the choir's 'undignified' behaviour.

The memories have come flooding back as Lucy (seen here in 1979 in the second row, six from the right) will be taking part in Holles Singers: The Reunion, a special concert being held on 17th December.  If you were a member of the Holles Singers and would like to perform with the choir again, please email alumnae@lehs.org.uk.

Lucy says: “I am a mezzo, but can sing really low after a cider or descant after an Armagnac. So, every part of a Soprano, Alto, Bass and Tenor O Little Town of Bethlehem is sorted at Christmas!

“I still have nightmares about the complete hash I made of the solo in Michael Hurd’s Charms and Ceremonies. However, I have just bought a copy of it so I can learn it properly. I would love to sing in the choir again and promise I will learn everything thoroughly this time.”

On another occasion, Lucy was joined by her friends Caroline Rowland, Alison Tame, Diana Woods, Melanie Rice, Barbara Drennan, as they sang Love is the Sweetest Thing as a small choir at a concert for parents.

She also recalls: “I was in the upper sixth when the younger school choir won the choral competition at Richmond, and because they clapped themselves, the whole school got detention from Miss Smalley, as she was so ashamed by the 'unsportsmanlike and undignified display'. If teachers imagine their pupils haven’t been listening, I hope this shows how deeply impressionable many of us were.”

If you are logged into your Holles Connect account, you can see a photo below of Lucy at a recent opera at West Horsley.

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