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.
The basilica of the Cistercian monastery in the Polish town of Krzeszów houses a supreme example of the work of baroque organ builder Michael Engler; Anna Lapwood comes up for air after an organ virtual Bach-a-thon; a new organ edition and recording of a Mass by Pierre Villette is set to bring the work to public attention 50 years after it was completed; and Canterbury Cathedral’s new Harrison & Harrison organ.
Plus, the Lorelei Ensemble’s transforming agenda; interpreting the organ works of Correa de Arauxo; remembering the 17th-century composer Isabella Leonarda in her 400th anniversary year; inside the workshop of organ builders Flentrop Orgelbouw; David Hill on singing rhythmically; the Tuscan city of Lucca, birthplace of Puccini; and our scholarships & voice trials supplement.