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 we survey the choral canon of Judith Weir, the Master of the Queen’s Music; a new organ for Radley College is in the workshop of Worcestershire builders Nicholson & Co. Ltd; revolutionising Welsh male voice choirs; the key role of organ building suppliers; and exploring the vast treasury of music commissioned by the Habsburg dynasty.
Plus, the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London celebrates its 500th anniversary; visiting the most important surviving organ by Andreas Hildebrandt; Stanford′s Sonata Eroica serves as a model for registering the Irish composer’s organ works; virtual choir conductor Ben England; how the founder of Allen Organ Company pioneered digital organs 50 years ago; and our International Directory of Pipe Organ Builders.