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.
A new C. B. Fisk organ for Cincinnati is influenced by historic instruments; the BBC Symphony Chorus celebrates its 90th year; tracing the development of chamber organs in Australia; and Cecilia McDowall's new Requiem draws on the writings of Leonardo da Vinci.
Plus, our new series on trends in North American organ building; exploring the choral canon of Swedish composer Mårten Jansson; celebrating the multi-faceted legacy of Liverpool Cathedral’s former organist Noel Rawsthorne; our guide to choral conducting and church music courses at colleges, conservatoires and universities around the world; and with some congregations abandoning organs, how is the church’s musical heritage being safeguarded?