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.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner reflects on the major influences and turning points that have helped to shape his illustrious career in the September/October issue of Choir & Organ, out now!
Plus, organist Anna-Victoria Baltrusch is impressed by Orgelbau Kuhn’s new Romantic organ in the Tonhalle, Zurich; we meet members of the festival chorus for Sir James MacMillan's Cumnock Tryst; Jonathan Ambrosino reports from this year’s Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition where performance standards are higher than ever; Rebecca Tavener speaks to TENET Vocal Artists, a US ensemble driven by a commitment to make the early music profession accessible to singers of diverse backgrounds; inside the workshop of the South Island Organ Company, New Zealand, whose current projects include the restoration of a concert hall organ for Wellington Town Hall; Jasper Dommett introduces the score to Intertwined Resonance for solo organ, commissioned by Choir & Organ in partnership with King's College London and supported by PRS for Music; and our guide to new choral and organ scores for Christmas 2023.