The Choir of Whitgift School is based at Croydon Minster, which is deeply rooted in the Anglican choral tradition. It boasts over 70 singers in its four choirs: the Choir of Boys & Men, the Girls’ Choir, the Choral Scholars and Lay Clerks. There are five choral services each week during term time, as well as regular concerts throughout the year. All choirs have toured, broadcast and recorded.
Over the years, the Minster has developed strong links with Whitgift School and the School has now become a major part of the Minster’s rich choral programme. More than half of the Minster boy choristers attend Whitgift School where they receive a Minster Choristership carrying a remission of day fees of 10%. Whitgift also provides postgraduate Organ and Choral Scholars, as well as professional Lay Clerks to sing regularly with the Minster Boys’ Choir, enabling the Minster to run a busy schedule of cathedral-style choral services.