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.
Behind the scenes of an emotional rehearsal with the Eric Whitacre Singers and their world-famous conductor; Sir Stephen Cleobury remembered; Paul Fritts reinvents John Brombaugh’s groundbreaking Opus 4 after the organ was tragically lost to fire; David Hill offers advice on conducting Beethoven’s Mass in C; female vocal quintet Papagena; and inside the workshop of organ builders Casavant Frères.
Plus, the intoxicating world of Swedish composer Anders Hillborg; the second part of our series on organ repertoire introduces a forgotten solo concerto from Germany; Judith Bingham honours classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller in a new commission; how a Barnsley church’s shallow gallery and large window presented a challenge when Škrabl designed a new organ; how to attract and keep tenors; Thomas Trotter prepares for his 800th recital as Birmingham City Organist; and our summer schools and short courses supplement profiles opportunities to improve your performing and conducting skills and to explore new repertoire.