The Whitgift School South Croydon

Event review: Eugene Onegin performed at Whitgift School, south Croydon

Posted on March 24th, by Sue Harling in Culture. 1 Comment

Try not to sulk if you don’t get the girl, there’s still a marvellous soundtrack

My most recent experiences of opera have been scaled-down versions by Opera Up Close and Charles Court Opera, so I was looking forward to a full-scale performance of Eugene Onegin at Whitgift School in south Croydon. The production ran from Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th March and boys from the school were … Read More »

Musical notes from Croydon Minster

Posted on February 16th, by David Morgan in Culture. 2 comments

The history of organ and choral music in Croydon’s parish church

A visitor to Croydon Minster once said to me that she liked to attend a morning service there every so often, because when the organist plays at the close of the service it is so good, it is just like going to a concert.

Such glorious organ music has long been a feature of many … Read More »

Event review: the Whitgift School’s production of Hamlet, Sunday 4th-Saturday 10th December 2016

Posted on December 8th, by Charles Barber in Culture. No Comments

A student production which bardly goes where few school plays have gone before

One has to admire the gumption and courage of a school which takes on one of the most famous plays in English theatrical history, one which is so well known and has had so many famous performances. Hamlet is also a very long play and it says much for the production of this Shakespearean … Read More »