Choral music continues to flourish at Whitgift and 2019 was no exception. Our Choristers have travelled around the country to sing Even Song or at various concerts, that they have built up some considerable fame beyond Croydon and South London. So much so that BBC Radio 4 followed one of our Minster Choristers, Third Form student Ben Naylor, for a whole term, trying to find out what life is like as a boy chorister. This resulted in the spectacular Christmas episode of Radio 4’s series The Untold which aired on 23 December. This was topped the very following day by a television broadcast of Midnight Mass at Croydon Minster on BBC One. Twenty-one of our Minster Choristers and Choral Scholars sang live on air with millions watching! They did the School, the Minster, and Croydon really proud and put us on the map for choral excellence.
Director of Choral Music, Dr Ronny Krippner said “I would like to congratulate them all for what was a very special occasion and I know this is something that will stay with them all their life. Well done.”