The leading independent magazine for all those interested in the choral and organ worlds.
Choir & Organ shines a global spotlight on two distinctive fields of creativity, celebrating inventiveness and excellence in all their forms. We aim to inspire our readers through giving a platform to conductors, organists, composers, and choirs of every kind; and showcasing the imaginative craft of pipe organ building across the centuries, critiquing new organs and tackling ethics in restoring historic instruments.
Specialist writers appraise new editions and recordings of standard repertoire and works fresh from the composer's pen, while our news and previews chart the latest developments in a changing world and present opportunities to become involved. Choir & Organ is an invitation to engage with two unique areas of music – to explore the new, and look again at the familiar.
How Swiss builders Metzler melded French and English flavours in a new organ for the Stadtcasino in Basel; Philippe Herreweghe shares his views on historically informed performance in an exclusive interview; the enduring legacy of Josquin 500 years after his death; and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain′s Young Composers Scheme.
Plus, notes on performing J.S. Bach’s Passacaglia in C minor; David Hill on how to continue singing through the disruption of Covid-19; John Scott Whiteley concludes his assessment of J.S. Bach’s use of the Tremulant by considering the organs that he played and writings of that time; the score for our New Music commission I will tell them by Amy Bryce; a rare Bevington chamber organ sits in the workshop of South Island Organ Company, NZ; choral promoter Griselda Sherlaw-Johnson; our 2021 Summer Schools and Short Courses supplement; remembering Arthur Wills, director of music at Ely Cathedral; and why is a cathedral in Sweden commissioning so much new music from British composers?