Choral music continues to flourish at Whitgift School, and 2019 was no exception. Whitgift School Choristers have travelled extensively around the country to sing Even Song or at various concerts, so they have now built up some considerable fame beyond Croydon and South London.

So much so that BBC Radio 4 followed one of the school’s 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 Whitgift’s Minster Choristers and Choral Scholars sang live on air with millions watching! They did the School, the Minster, and Croydon really proud and put Whitgift School on the map for choral excellence.

Director of Choral Music at Whitgift School, 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.”