Music


Croydon Minster has over 90 singers involved in four choirs. The Choir of Men & Boys, the Girls' Choir, the Choral Scholars and Lay Clerks sing five choral services each week, give regular concerts throughout the year, and have toured, broadcast and recorded.

The church boasts a fine 4-manual organ by the celebrated 19th century organ-builder William Hill, and has a distinguished track record of sending young organists to Oxbridge and music colleges. Recently, we have provided organ scholars for both King's College and St John's College, Cambridge.

The music department is led by Ronny Krippner (Director of Music). He is assisted by Tom Little (Sub-Organist), Martin How (Organist Laureate) and Jack Oades (Organ Scholar).

 

PAST CONCERTS:

Concert: Monteverdi "Vespers of 1610"

Saturday 12th November 2016 - 7pm 

The Choirs of Croydon Minster

Whitgift Chamber Choir

His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

Ronny Krippner, Director

Tickets £6 (Concessions £3) available from the Minster Office (020 8688 8104) and on the door.

 Three Choirs' Concert 

The Croydon Minster Choir of Whitgift School (Ronny Krippner, director)

The Choir of the Chapel Royal Hampton Court (Carl Jackson, director)

The Godfrey Searle Choir of Reigate Grammar School (Tali Glynne-Jones, director)

Tickets £10 (Concessions £5) available from the Minster Office (020 8688 8104)

Mozart at the Minster:Requiem in D Minor

Leoma Dyke, Soprano

Cathy Bell, Alto

William Searle, Tenor

Adam Jones, Bass

Ronny Krippner, Director

Tickets £10 (Concessions £5) available from the Minster Office (020 8688 8104)

"Carols by Candlelight": A wonderful evening of carols and seasonal classics

The Salvation Army Band (Croydon Citadel); Iain Parkhouse, Bandmaster

The Choirs of Croydon Minster 

Tom Little, Organist

Ronny Krippner, Director

Tickets £10 (Concessions £5) available from the Minster Office (020 8688 8104)

All proceeds in aid of the Friends of Music at Croydon Minster

"Bach at the Minster":

Three Motets ('Komm, Jesu, komm', 'Der Geist hilft', 'Jesu, meine Freude')

Cantata 'Lobe den Herren' BWV 137

Orchestral Suite No. 3 

Saturday 14th November 2015 - 7pm

The Whitgift Chamber Choir

The Choirs of Croydon Minster

The Whitgift Chamber Orchestra

Tom Little, Organ

Philip Winter, Orchestral Director

Ronny Krippner, Choral Director


Jonathan Dove: "For an Unknown Soldier" (London Première)

Friday 14th November - 7.30pm, Fairfield Halls

The London Mozart Players

The combined choirs of:

Croydon Minster

Whitgift School

Portsmouth Grammar School

Nicholas Cleobury, Director

Tickets are available on the night at Fairfield Halls.

 

 

"Spur of the Moment - An Evening of Organ Improvisations and Choral Music'

Sunday 13th July 2014 - 6:30pm

Professor Franz Josef Stoiber (Germany), Organ Improvisations

The Choirs of Croydon Minster

Tom Little, Organ

Ronny Krippner, Director

Professor Franz Josef Stoiber, Organist at Regensburg Cathedral and one of the leading organ improvisers in Germany, will provide fascinating improvisations based on the choral music our Minster Choirs are singing. This extraordinary concert brings to a close another very busy year of choral music at Croydon Minster. Do join us for this 1-hour concert and support our Choirs!

Free admission - donations in aid of the Friends of Music at Croydon Minster