Croydon’s musical marathon to save the minster organ

Posted on June 24th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 4 comments

Thirty straight hours. 500 hymns. Croydon Minster’s fundraising ‘hymnathon’ isn’t for wimps. Liz Sheppard-Jones explains why she’s taking part

From 2008 until 2015, I worked at Croydon Visitor Centre. All day every day, people asked us questions and Croydon became my Mastermind specialist subject.

Doing the job, I was struck again and again by how much we Croydonians don’t seem to know about our … Read More »

Event review: an evening with former organists of Croydon Minster

Posted on June 15th, by Sue Harling in Culture. No Comments

The minster’s the daddy, says Sue Harling, and its former organists provided a wonderful evening’s entertainment

As a choral singer of thirty years’ standing, I like to think I know quality and consistency when I hear it, and the minster choral foundation has never failed to impress. I wasn’t sure what to expect, though, when a friend invited me to an ‘evening with former organists of Croydon … Read More »

Croydon Minster to hold 30-hour ‘hymnathon’ to raise money to repair church organ

Posted on June 8th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

On Friday 1st July until Saturday 2nd July, Croydon Minster will hold a thirty hour ‘hymnathon’ to raise funds to repair its historic church organ.

Release begins: Between Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2, groups of singers will gather to sing their way through the New English Hymnal to raise funds for Croydon Minster’s celebrated 1869 William Hill organ, which is in urgent need of restoration and … Read More »