English cathedral covers up top gap

English cathedral covers up top gap


norman lebrecht

May 19, 2021

Ripon Cathedral lost its director of music in unexplained circumstances last summer, part of a ripple of toppled heads in houses of God. The departing Andrew Bryden was replaced by an interim, Peter Wright.

Ripon has now signed up Dr Ronny Krippner to serve as director of music from January 2022.

Krippner is director of choral music at Croydon Minster and Whitgift School in London. He is also tutor of organ improvisation at Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity Laban.




  • Maria says:

    Welcome to Yortkshire. You are most welcome and needed!

    • John says:

      Just came across this. Mr Krippner is indeed needed. I hear that other members of the Music Department have left or are leaving due to the mess that has been created by the Cathedral. Ripon is not a happy place at the moment with many still bewildered by the departure and treatment of Mr. Bryden.

  • 18mebrumaire says:

    WTF is with the Union Jack in the background? Where next, shops, pubs, GP surgeries, school classrooms?

  • James says:

    You mean *Royal* Birmingham Conservatoire