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.
Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan shares personal reflections on life and the arts; the return of the Queen Elizabeth Hall organ; we meet the fresh-toned Norwegian Soloists’ Choir; tributes to St Albans International Organ Festival founder Peter Hurford; and two projects south of Paris take organ builder Bertrand Cattiaux back in time.
Plus, revealing the hidden gems in John McCabe’s choral catalogue; four organists present the complete Neues Orgelbüchlein at Amsterdam’s Orgelpark; Ulster Youth Choir; Philippe Lefebvre, titular organist of Notre-Dame de Paris, shares his shock at the cathedral’s devastating fire; the second instalment of our survey of chamber organs in Australia; free sheet music of a new work for solo organ by Kerensa Briggs; and our International Directory of Pipe Organ Builders.