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.
A new William Drake organ suggests a fresh artistic identity for British organ building; surveying the choral works of US composer Ned Rorem; how organ builders Gray & Davison became leaders in their field; and our young choirs focus with features on the Hallé’s children’s, youth and community choirs; cambiata voices and the joys of teaching children to sing.
Plus, the London Philharmonic Choir’s artistic director, Neville Creed; how Jennifer Bate Organ Academy nurtures the all-round female musician; a choral commission pays tribute to the great cellist Pablo Casals; Marcussen & Søn restore Århus Cathedral’s historic organ; how to recruit and keep singers; musical attractions in the south of Sweden; Joris Verdin interprets one of Franck’s best-loved organ works; and introducing The Lady Organist, Morwenna Campbell-Smith.