Video: More than 600 people gather in Holt to sing Beatles classics

13:41 23 March 2014

Tom Appleton conducting the singers

Tom Appleton conducting the singers


A tuneful crowd of more than 600 people brought Holt High Street to a standstill on Saturday.

Tom Appleton conducting the singersTom Appleton conducting the singers

Students and staff from Gresham’s school were joined by people who work, live, study or play in the town in a singing flash mob.

They sang classic Beatles hits Hey Jude and With a Little Help from my Friends as well as Imagine by John Lennon.

Holt High Street was closed during the performances, which were between 8am and 9am on Saturday.

The sing-a-long, next to Holt war memorial, raised £500 for Holt Youth Project, which helps young people to fulfil their potential.

Tom Appleton, music outreach director at Gresham’s, who organised the event, said: “To my knowledge nothing like this has ever happened before in Holt.

“We billed it as the biggest choir Holt has ever seen or heard.

“I thought this would be a good way of bringing our community together and it was really fantastic.

“There was a brilliant turnout and people of all ages and from all walks of life taking part.”

Mr Appleton is a professional singer who tours with the Monteverdi choir and a former pupil of Gresham’s.

He re-joined the school in September.

He added: “We’ve all raised a fantastic amount of money for Holt Youth Project and they are delighted.

“I’d love to now be able to do this every year to raise money for the project.”

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  • I was privileged to be in Holt today, this was absolutely wonderful! Well done to all.

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