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.
Göteborg International Organ Academy celebrates its 25th anniversary; Jonathan Dove helps amateurs and professionals to find their voices through choral works and community opera; the Swedish Radio Choir demonstrates its prowess in a new recording of Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem; and a visit to Goetze & Gwynn’s workshop reveals a new chamber organ in 17th-century German style and an 1860s Black Forest Orchestrion.
Plus, the Echo choir bridges the gap between performers and audiences; reports from St Albans International Organ Festival and the Three Choirs Festival; exploring issues in restoring historical instruments with two organ projects by pupils of Schnitger; David Hill considers how the careful positioning of singers can improve your choir’s sound; the final instalment in our series on chamber organs in Australia; Longwood winner Sebastian Heindl; and our free supplement examines courses in organ studies and church music at colleges, conservatoires and universities around the world