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 July/August issue of Choir & Organ, the organist and musicologist Natascha Reich launches a new series exploring historic pipe organs in Peru; we celebrate the life and work of the Lutheran composer and organologist Michael Praetorius 400 years after his death; how musical director Hilary Campbell kept members of Bristol Choral Society motivated and rehearsing through lockdown; and inside the workshop of Dobson Pipe Organ Builders.
Plus, a joint collaboration by Flentrop Orgelbouw and Nicholson & Co. will see a major restoration of the Cavaillé-Coll organ in Manchester Town Hall; how Slovenia has nurtured one of Europe’s most vibrant and durable choral scenes; Daniel Moult assesses Elgar′s Organ Sonata op.28, dubbed his ‘Symphony no.0’; South African composer Peter Klatzow on his studies with Boulanger and incorporating his love of percussion into his choral music; the score for Lisa Robertson’s Tell it to the bees for mixed choir commissioned by Choir & Organ for Ben Parry and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain; our International Directory of Pipe Organ Builders supplement; and the Three Choirs Festival′s CEO, Alexis Paterson.