Girls and staff were delighted to welcome Caroline Redman Lusher to School last week. A former pupil and founder of the hugely successful Rock Choir, Caroline has fond memories of her time at Saint Martin’s. She was Guest Speaker at Commemoration Prize Giving in 2010 and returned to open the Performing Arts Centre (SMArt) in October 2012.
Caroline attended Saint Martin’s from 1985 to 1992 and is remembered for her musical ability having won the Christine Tucker Music Scholarship at the age of 11. Caroline started performing professionally aged 15. She left Saint Martin’s after her A-levels and gained a degree in Popular Music and Recording from Salford University.
Caroline founded Rock Choir in 2005, pioneering the amateur contemporary choir movement. Since its formation Rock Choir has taken the nation by storm and has grown into a unique nationwide family of choirs. There are now more than 23,000 members nationwide, including Birmingham, Solihull, Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield.
In honour of Caroline’s success a new Year 7 Scholarship was named after her in 2013. The Caroline Redman Lusher Scholarship for the Performing Arts was awarded for the first time in September 2013. Our Performing Arts Scholars are pictured with Caroline during her visit. Caroline was also thrilled to watch the Senior Chamber Choir in their final performance with the original founding members.