PRESIDENT – Annika Swansbury (She/her)

Introducing your new President for Absolute Harmony 2022/23! Annika is a third year American Lit and Creative Writing student and has been part of the choir since she started at Royal Holloway. After being AbHarm’s 2021/22 Secretary, Annika cannot wait to see what the choir can achieve this year! Some of her favourite Ab Harm memories include the Golden Vinyl awards, performing in ANATT and hearing all the arrangements come together in the concerts. She can’t wait to welcome you all to the AbHarm family!

VICE PRESIDENT – Carolyne Harold (She/her)

Carolyne is so excited to be representing Absolute Harmony as Vice President for the 2022/23 school year! She is a second year Classics student from America and came to England to study at Royal Holloway. She loves to travel and be a part of things, hence why she chose to be involved in Ab Harm this year. She is happy to help anyone in the choir whether its help learning a song or some friends advice. She hopes to become a friendly face to anyone who needs one and cannot wait to see what the year has to hold!

SECRETARY – Tanaya Alpai (She/her)

Tanaya is a third year Comparative Literature and Culture student at Royal Holloway and will be this year’s Secretary. Being part of Absolute Harmony has been one of the highlights of her time at university and it has been the source of new friendships and an outlet for her love of music. Her favourite Ab Harm memories were all the amazing concerts and socials. She loves the community of Ab Harm and can’t wait to be a part of many more socials, events and concerts this year!

TREASURER – Maddie Baugh (She/her) 

Maddie is a third year Biomedical science student and this year’s Treasurer. Her favourite Ab Harm memory was singing at the Sight for Surrey concert with Hardcore Harmony last year. She cannot wait to be part of committee!

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – Isaac Standen (He/Him)

Isaac is a final year Physics student and one of your musical directors this year. Having joined Absolute Harmony during the pandemic, it’s been great to see the choir’s transformation from online to in person, and he’s glad that he can keep that going. Isaac is excited to be singing some of his favourite songs with you all, across a range of genres and styles, and can’t wait to hang out and have fun with everyone

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – Oliver Cronin (He/They) 

Oliver is a third year computer science student, and one of the music directors for this year. Music’s always been a part of his life, and joining Absolute Harmony helped to rekindle some of that joy that had slightly burnt away during the pandemic. Oli’s favourite part of Ab Harm is the community itself- it’s the kind of vibe most ensemble groups should have. He’s looking forward to making some arrangements for everyone to enjoy!

Vans is a business and management student and this years social sec. She loves Ab Harm because it’s such fun way to meet likeminded people who also share the love of music. Her favourite memory is the trip to see Dirty Dancing in the West End as it was really fun and mesmerising to see a musical with her friends. She is so glad to have joined Ab Harm and be a part of committee this year. She can’t wait to see what this year brings!

COMMUNITY WELFARE OFFICER – Lexi Brockbank (She/her)

Lexi is a second year Psychology student and you’re CWO this year! Her role will be to make sure Absolute Harmony remains an inclusive and friendly environment and support members with whatever issues they may be dealing with. She cannot wait to meet our new members in September!

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