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Ben Levy, Deputy Head Boy, who recently obtained Distinction in the ATCL Diploma in Classical Singing - View Full Size Image
Ben Levy, Deputy Head Boy, who recently obtained Distinction in the ATCL Diploma in Classical Singing

Loreto College’s Deputy Head Boy, Ben Levy, has gained Distinction in the ATCL Diploma qualification in Classical Singing.

No stranger to success in Music and Drama, Ben had previously completed the LCM Diploma in Classical Singing, along with the ALCM in Musical Theatre. He also holds Grade 8 qualifications in both Piano and Musical Theatre, as well as Grade 6 Theory. Unsurprisingly, Ben is completing A level Music, alongside English Literature, French and Spanish, and aims to study Music at University once he completes his studies at Loreto. In the prestigious ATCL Diploma, which he took just before Christmas, Ben gained a magnificent 84 marks out of 100.

As if all this were not enough, in 2013 Ben set up his own Musical Theatre company, having gained great experience in the Riverside Youth Theatre, initially as a student and subsequently as a tutor. The Lights Up Theatre Company staged a memorable performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph in August 2013, playing to packed houses in the Riverside Theatre. Later in 2013, Lights Up will perform Fame: the Musical – showing that Ben is keen to keep up the momentum of performance and development in musical theatre. Ben also teaches Piano, Singing and Musical Theatre, and currently finds time to work with as many as fifteen students in addition to his busy schedule at Loreto.

Modest about his success, Ben paid tribute to Mr Peter Wilson, his tutor for Singing, Piano and Musical Theatre, for his tireless assistance and guidance over many years, as well as to the Loreto College Music Department for their support and advice. Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, congratulated Ben on this outstanding achievement, on behalf of all the staff and students of the College. Mr James paid tribute to Ben’s hard work and tireless enthusiasm, as well as his endless generosity in participating in school life.