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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-22-07

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Honorary Doctor of Letters for Rock Choir Founder

BRITISH Success Story; Leading female entrepreneur and double platinum selling singer to be honoured by the London College of Music (LCM) for her contribution to music and community across Britain.  "We are both delighted and proud to announce that our founder and Musical Director, Caroline Redman Lusher, is to receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the London College of Music in association with The University West London. This prestigious award is to honour Caroline for her magnanimous contribution to music education and for the innovation of Rock Choir which has inspired the nation's communities to sing and perform.  An honorary Doctor of Letters recognises Caroline's outstanding achievements which will have had a long term and significant impact on the country. She stands out at a national level as an example to others. Other community choirs inspired by Rock Choir will recognise Caroline's contribution as inspirational and significant requiring unending commitment over a long period of time." said the London College of Music.

Caroline Redman Lusher, Founder and Musical Director of Rock Choir who is a:- double platinum singer, recording artist, award winning musician, composer, arranger, dynamic entrepreneur, award winning business woman and subject of the hugely popular 2011 ITV1 Documentary series:- 'The Choir That Rocks.' founded Rock Choir in 2005. It was the 1st of its kind, inspiring individuals and communities to join together and sing contemporary songs without the need for audition or to read music. Whilst others tried to replicate its success, Caroline's reputation dramatically grew, attracting thousands of individuals to join Rock Choir to take part in its unique and exciting experience. Through her musicianship, creativity and inspirational leadership has developed it into the world's largest contemporary choir, with more than 25,000 members. Caroline's voice has contributed to more than a million album sales as well as the success of Rock Choir's own top 20 album released by Universal. Inspires thousands of members who take part in Rock Choir each week through her unique vocal arrangements of carefully chosen feel good pop songs. As Rock Choir continues to grow, Caroline protects its original ethos of inclusivity, accessibility and fun.

With an ITV1 popular documentary, a top 20 hit album with Universal, 3 Guinness World Records, a plethora of TV and radio appearances, over 1000 shows a year with sell out performances at the London O2, Wembley, the NEC and LEA Arenas, Caroline has created life changing experiences for all involved leading Rock Choir to become a well loved and highly regarded National brand.

Behind the scenes, Rock Choir continues to attract other talented and like minded musicians who now make up the formidable team of 75 Rock Choir Leaders who work with Caroline and a dedicated HQ team to engage the hundreds of communities across the UK. With 25,000 members and over 380 Rock Choir choirs rehearsing weekly across the UK, Caroline continues to inspire and care for her team and the members ensuring that the ethos and culture of Rock Choir remains the same. She is also responsible for creating and recording the entire Rock Choir repertoire allowing Rock Choir to remain unique and at the forefront of choral performance.

Caroline will become an honorary doctor of the University, on 25 July 2017, at Wembley Stadium along with 350 music graduates at their annual ceremony. It is usual that after graduation Caroline will be invited to be a 'Visiting Professor' which will include master class teaching at London College of Music.

It is very rewarding to be part of the phenomenon that is Rock Choir and extremely gratifying that Caroline has been singled out for this most prestigious award.


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