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.
In the December issue of Choir & Organ, Matthew Power introduces our 2023 New Music partners – King’s College London – whose top quality choir, organ scholar and director of music combine with a flourishing concert and recording programme that includes a productive contract with Delphian Records. Plus, William Hill’s first organ in Australia is restored; forty years after Joshua Rifkin’s groundbreaking recording of the Mass in B minor with one voice per part, conductors share their views on how to perform Bach; Trinity Church Wall Street, New York City’s mother church of Anglicanism, is in receipt of a new large organ built by a partnership between Glatter-Götz Orgelbau and Manuel Rosales; David Hill interviews Accentus choir founder Laurence Equilbey; Henry Fairs concludes his series on organs in the German capital by looking at recent instruments and a new project by Orgelmakerij Reil; concert organist and pedagogue Diane Bish looks back over sixty years of bringing the ‘King of Instruments’ to the general public; composer Sarah Cattley; our 2023 organ and choral competitions supplement; James D. Hicks on the allure of Nordic countries; and we discover a wealth of historic buildings, art and organs in the north of Belgium.