Five members of the new Saint Leonard’s Church Choir joined choristers and singers from across England at Evensong in York Minster on the evening of Saturday 1st October 2016 as part of the Royal School of Church Music’s Annual Celebration Day.
During the service, members of the new Saint Leonard’s choir were presented with certificates recognising their outstanding musical achievements.
Receiving the York Diocesan Dean’s Award 2016 were:
And receiving the prestigious York Diocesan Archbishop’s Award:
There was also a presentation of a Long Service Award to our new Director of Music, Mr Richard Bendelow by the North and East Yorkshire branch of the Royal School of Church Music. This award is in recognition of Richard’s forty years of service to Church music in Guisborough.
Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus said, “It was wonderful to share this special occasion with our new Director of Music and with members of our new Church Choir. We are immensely proud of their achievements and everyone at Saint Leonard’s Loftus is looking forward to seeing our new choir grow and flourish in the months and years ahead.”
We are actively seeking new members to join our new church choir. Anyone who may be interested in joining Saint Leonard’s Church Choir should speak to the Rector or to Mr Richard Bendelow, whose contact details can be found on the bottom of our weekly Newsletters; or attend one of our regular Sunday Services.