Three Loftus Singers Become Archbishop’s Choristers

At the Parish Mass on Sunday 17th September 2017 three members of Saint Leonard’s Parish Church Choir were promoted to the rank of Archbishop’s Choristers in the Diocese of York.

After successfully passing their examinations Reuban, Samuel and Thomas were promoted to the rank of Archbishop’s Chorister by Father Adam Gaunt, the Rector of Loftus-in-Cleveland.   The three choristers will go on to receive their special certificates at the Royal School of Church Music Diocesan Choir’s Festival to be held in Bridlington Priory Church on Saturday 30th September 2017.

Also at Mass on Sunday 17th September 2017, Brandon was promoted to become our new “Chorister of the Term”.  Toby, our outgoing “Chorister of the Term”, passed on the special medal to Brandon who will now wear the special medal for the forthcoming term.

Father Adam Gaunt said, “Today’s presentations to Reuban, Samuel, Thomas and Brandon marks another milestone in the establishment of a first class new church choir for Loftus Parish.  I am grateful to Richard Bendelow for his hard work in preparing these singers for their examinations and wish to congratulate all our singers for all their efforts and achievements.”

We are currently recruiting for new members of our excellent church choir at Saint Leonard’s Loftus and are organising an open evening for Friday 6th October 2017.  More information will be posted on our website in due course, alternatively, potential singers (aged seven or over), may wish to contact Mr Richard Bendelow directly on 01287 634429