Major Concert Venues
Major venues at which Whitgift musicians perform include the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Fairfield Halls, St. George’s Hanover Square, Goodwood House, Leeds Castle and the Royal Pavilion Brighton, as well as at many of the country’s
Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra First-class concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra take place regularly throughout the year at both the School and in London. In 2015, an extraordinary concert at the Royal Festival Hall included over 500 Whitgift boys performing alongside Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Whitgift-Minster Choral Society.
Whitgift musicians are regular visitors to this key London venue, where choirs and orchestras have already performed two major events in recent years. Whitgift soloists and winners of the Whitgift International Music Competition perform concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Whitgift Chamber Orchestra.
Fairfield Halls Concert
This annual event showcases the wealth and breadth of music at Whitgift, with over 1,200 local primary school children enjoying a morning concert, and Whitgift parents and special guests attending an evening performance. Whitgift is the only school in the UK with an initiative that provides an annual concert performed by school boys for local primary school children.
Throughout the year, several prestigious concerts take place at unique venues throughout the region. Recent concerts have included performing at the Master’s Lodge at Trinity College Cambridge, the Bulgarian Embassy, Brighton Pavilion and Chelmsford Cathedral.
These concerts offer exceptional performing opportunities for our soloists and chamber music groups.
The Whitgift Chamber Choir and the Whitgift-Minster Choral Society regularly perform large-scale choral items – at venues such as Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and St George’s Hanover Square – and have a reputation for
choral excellence. A special link exists with Croydon Minster; the Minster Choristers of Whitgift School, together with the Choral Scholars, sing services three times a week in the splendour of this magnificent building.