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Choirmaster #OneProfessionOneVoice Virtual & LIVE Choir, Award-winning Executive Assistant
Helen Rees is an award-winning Executive Assistant, and works as the PA to the Chief Executive at Marwell Wildlife in Hampshire, a conservation charity and zoological park.
Helen is the Founder of South Hampshire PA Network and a Fellow (and former Vice-Chair of the Regional Board) of the Executive & Personal Assistants Association (EPAA). A degree-educated musician and former music charity Trustee, Helen began her profession working in the arts funding sector, and spent some time as Project Manager of one of the first lottery-funded Youth Music Action Zones in the UK, providing music-making opportunities to disadvantaged young people.
Helen has led the #OneProfessionOneVoice Choir for Executive Secretary Magazine and ExecSecLIVE since 2016, and is an active participant in many musical endeavours including leading online ‘virtual’ singing for wellbeing sessions.
The #OneProfessionOneVoice Choir
The choir began in 2016 at ExecSecLIVE London. Born of an idea we had to bring delegates together for a fun social activity in among the packed conference agenda, it’s grown to become a highlight of the global LIVE programme. We’ve taken the project to the USA, New Zealand and South Africa, introducing singing to Assistants from right across the globe.
This year, #OneProfessionOneVoice has gone virtual during the COVID-19 lockdown, with weekly Facebook Live sessions that Assistants can take part in from their own homes. It’s added a new dimension to this activity that brings so many people together – the camaraderie, belonging, and togetherness are shining through in everyone’s involvement in this. People are making new friends, being uplifted and gaining confidence while so many things are uncertain or worrying.
During times of crisis, singing can bring people together and bring comfort, even if they are isolated from each other. Singing can provide comfort, togetherness, a sense of belonging, confidence, positivity, energy and a relief from stress. Even if you have never sung before.
Make an appointment to speak to us about booking Helen to run a motivational ‘teambuilding’ singing session for your business
Being part of this choir during lockdown has been amazing. You, Helen Rees, have brought a little bit of sunshine and joy into our lives every Thursday evening and made us feel connected. You have done so much for us, even though your own schedule has been demanding of your time. You cannot imagine the impact you’ve had. Recording these parts was another step in the process and took me right out of my comfort zone – something I did not expect to enjoy so much! Thank you for giving so much, not only of your time, but your energy, enthusiasm and total belief in us. You rock!
- Dinah Liversidge -
There have often been days when I have felt too emotional to sing, but when it reached 6pm on a Thursday – I was there most times and got stuck in! It lifted those sad times of not being able to meet my family, church family, boyfriend stuck out in South Africa, the work team even! THIS window of opportunity, for 12 whole weeks, has literally been a God-send! Thank you.
- Jenny Churcher -
I love your very captivating and inclusive approach: you really put everybody at ease and it is quite impossible to resist singing along with you, even though “virtually”! I can’t wait to see the final result! Thank You for having me in the choir!
- Daniela Fasano -
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