PRESIDENT – Kate Allison
Introducing your new President for Absolute Harmony 2021/22! Kate is a third year History student and has been in the choir since 2019. Previously being AbHarm’s 2020/21 Events Coordinator, Kate sees Absolute Harmony as her university family and can’t wait to see what the choir manages to achieve this year! The AbHarm socials are some of Kate’s favourite university memories, especially the June 2021 Tour/Acapalooza Week where we visited Kew Gardens, Thorpe Park, and held our annual Golden Vinyl Awards. She can’t wait to welcome you all to the AbHarm family!
VICE PRESIDENT – Ruby Jolliffe
Ruby Jolliffe will be Absolute Harmony’s Vice President this year! She is in her third year studying Psychology. Ruby has been in the choir since her first year and would recommend joining the AbHarm family where you make best friends for life! Ruby will focus on fundraising and cannot wait for everyone to be involved. Whether it’s in a charity run or an event at the SU, let’s all get involved!
SECRETARY – Annika Swansbury
Annika is a second-year American Literature and Creative Writing student and will be this year’s Secretary! Outside of the choir she can be found crocheting something colourful, reading or tending to her many plants. She is very excited to be taking on this new responsibility and finally attending some more in person rehearsals and amazing socials! She has especially enjoyed getting to know everybody in the choir, (particularly around a table at Medicine!) and is looking forward to getting to know all the new members as the year unfolds. Her favourite AbHarm memory so far is the 2021 Golden Vinyl Awards, and getting to see everyone’s hard work recognised (plus seeing everyone’s amazing outfits!)
TREASURER – Tom Macey
Tom is in his final year of studying for his Masters degree in Computer Science. He has been a consistently active member of Absolute Harmony ever since he joined back in 2018, and now he cannot wait to do even more as Treasurer this year! His favourite memories include performing with Hardcore Harmony in a competition at the University of Warwick, and taking part in a concert in which the choir welcomed the Harvard Callbacks to Royal Holloway! He is looking forward to welcoming new friendly faces to AbHarm and hopefully more in-person events in 2021/22!
MUSICAL DIRECTOR – Hannah Julian
Hannah is a second year Music with German student, whose favourite aspects of music are its ability to narrate a story and communicate emotion. Her favourite AbHarm memories are the online ‘Glee’ socials and getting to hear everyone singing together for in person rehearsals at the end of summer term! She is really excited to be writing arrangements, encouraging enjoyment and expression whilst singing, and making more friendships in the society this year!
MUSICAL DIRECTOR – Hannah Abraham
Hannah is a second year Music student. She really loves exploring all genres of music but has a soft spot for musical theatre. Her favourite memories from AbHarm are the few in person rehearsals we were able to do last year; being able to hear everyone singing made her even more excited about being MD for this year! She is also really excited to work with people who are really passionate about music, and to have a really fun year where we can laugh and sing together.
SOCIAL SECRETARY AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – Emily Maclennan
Emily is a third year Psychology student at Royal Holloway. This year she will be your Social Secretary! Her favourite memory during her time with Absolute Harmony was singing at Windsor on Ice and going ice skating after. This year Emily cannot wait to meet everyone in person by planning a wide range of activities for the whole choir to get involved in!
Isaac is a third year Physics student who joined Absolute Harmony in 2020 and is super excited to be your Events Coordinator for this year! He enjoys singing both classical and contemporary music. His hobbies include cosplay, songwriting and hanging out with friends. Isaac’s favourite memory of Absolute Harmony is last year’s Golden Vinyl awards, which was such a lovely celebration of the love and talent this choir has!
COMMUNITY WELFARE OFFICER – Jemma Abi Sleiman
Jemma is a third year Management and International Business student. Her favourite memory of being in AbHarm is all the concerts that we have hosted, particularly the one in her first year with the Harvard Callbacks – she is excited for more concerts next year! She loves the community of AbHarm and the family atmosphere, and cannot wait to see what this year holds as your CWO!