The new appointee is currently organist and Director of Choral Music at Croydon Minster and Whitgift School in South Croydon, London. He is also Specialist Tutor of Organ Improvisation at Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London.
Born in Bavaria, Ronnie Krippner is in the unique position of benefitting from both the German and British choral traditions.
Dean of Ripon Cathedral, The Very Reverend John Dobson, said: ‘Ronny Krippner’s appointment as Director of Music of Ripon Cathedral represents an exciting development which rewards the Chapter’s absolute commitment to sustaining and developing its choral tradition. It promises to be the beginning of a new and pleasing chapter in the long history of singing God’s praises in this place, a history which goes back to the 7th century.’
Ronny Krippner said, ‘I am absolutely delighted and honoured to take up the post of Director of Music at Ripon Cathedral. Ripon Cathedral Choir has an excellent reputation and I look forward to building on the work of my predecessors, taking the choir into the next stage of its life.’
Krippner takes up his post in January, taking over from the cathedral’s interim Director of Music, Peter Wright, and remaining at Croydon until Christmas 2021 to see through the resumption of choral music during the emergence from lockdown.