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 new monthly Choir & Organ, The Queen’s Six juggle services at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, with performing eclectic repertoire from medieval to modern; restoring a historic organ in a medieval French abbey; the story of Manchester’s renowned Hallé Choir; organ competition reports from Longwood Gardens and Alkmaar; and exploring the choral works of Welsh composer Alun Hoddinott.
Plus, behind the scenes at Harrison & Harrison to see work on the cathedral organs of York, Salisbury and Canterbury; David Hill offers advice on keeping tenors in tune in our new choral clinic; opulent Edwardian chamber organs in Australia; the eclectic repertoire of vocal ensemble Les Cris de Paris; new choral works for planning your carol concerts and services; scholarships and voice trials supplement; choral conductor Stephen Wilkinson at 100; and how ‘English’ are the influences on organ building in North America?