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.
Amsterdam’s new Utopa Baroque Organ brings together Hildebrandt’s building techniques and digital technology; top tips for raising levels of sight-reading with your singers; Convivium Records celebrates its tenth year; Solomon Knot, the collective of singers and instrumentalists with a new take on early music performance; and the keyboard works of the prolific 17th-century Valencian Juan Cabanilles.
Plus, Noack embark on a new organ for the Cathedral of St Paul in Birmingham, Alabama; 17th-century composer Barbara Strozzi; Louise Stewart’s mission to restore female composers to their rightful place in the world of church music; Gothenburg’s new Rieger Symphonic organ; Jay Capperauld’s Arcadia for a capella choir; Halifax Choral Society’s retiring conductor John Pryce-Jones; and our early music festivals supplement.