Choir & Organ

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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.

Latest issue
The Summer issue of Choir & Organ Magazine looks ahead to a bustling summer of choral music.

Our cover feature speaks with father and son duo Masaaki and Masato Suzuki as between them they are enjoying a plethora of recording projects. The speak to Stephen Pritchard about their unique family, growing up with the Bach Collegium Japan and the process of recording ahead of BCJ's appearance at the BBC Proms.

David Wordsworth surveys the legacy, education and choral music of Gustav Holst as the 150th anniversary of his birth falls this year, exploring the 'quite remarkable catalogue for someone who barely seemed to have the time to draw breath.'

A new column from Dr Leah Broad, author of Quartet will look at underrepresented composers in choral and organ music, starting with Avril Coleridge-Taylor, daughter of acclaimed composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and herself a prolific composer of unexplored and unpublished choral music. 

In our organ features, Jonathan Ambrosino assesses the musical legacy of Walden Moore, who retired last year after serving for 40 years as organist-choirmaster at Trinity-on-the-Green, New Haven CT. 
We also look to Peterhouse Cambridge and the college's desire to honour its legacy of 18th-century material by Snetzler in an organ required to accompany the liturgy has led to a novel outcome.

Then to Scandinavia and the Helsinki Music Centre's new organ by Rieger Orgelbau (Austria) is the largest organ in Finland and Scandinavia. Its innovative technology and visual impact are described by Jan Lehtola.

We review new recordings, including those from I Fagiolini, the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford and The Sixteen and preview upcoming premieres from Roderick Williams for the Bach Choir and Roxanna Panufnik for Merton College.

Subjects: Choir, Choral, Music, Organ

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  • First Issue: Issue 1
  • Latest Issue: Summer 2024
  • Issue Count: 202
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2632-8194