Chorister trio from St Mary’s Church in Hitchin singing for joy after winning silver and bronze medals

Canon Michael Roden and St Mary's music director Alan Childs with the triumphant trio James Watson,

Canon Michael Roden and St Mary's music director Alan Childs with the triumphant trio James Watson, Rosie Morgan-Males and Amelia Ryden, all 11. - Credit: Archant

Three young choristers from a Hitchin church received silver and bronze medals on Sunday after passing ‘Voice for Life’ singing exams.

Rosie Morgan-Males and Amelia Ryden, both 11, with their bronze dean's medals.

Rosie Morgan-Males and Amelia Ryden, both 11, with their bronze dean's medals. - Credit: Archant

The 11-year-old trio from St Mary’s Church were roundly applauded when they received their medals in front of the congregation during the main Sunday service.

James Watson received a silver bishop’s medal and a commendation in the Royal School of Church Music diocesan area exams.

Rosie Morgan-Males and Amelia Ryden each won bronze dean’s medals, as well as a commendation and a high commendation respectively.

St Mary’s music director Alan Childs said: “We are very proud of our singers’ achievements in these awards, which are taken by choristers across the UK.


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“St Mary’s has a history of success in these exams and I am delighted that our young singers are maintaining this record.”

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