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- Royal School of Church Music reveals recipients of honorary awards for 2014
The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) hasannounced the recipients of this year’s honorary awards for outstandingcontributions to church music.
- Royal Holloway music department celebrates music award with The Queen
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Royal Holloway, University of London on 14 March to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Regius Professorship of Music, which was awarded by the Queen in 2013.
- Peterborough Cathedral’s music director takes prestigious post at University of Oxford
The director of music at Peterborough Cathedral, Robert Quinney, has been appointed as organist and tutorial fellow in music at New College, Oxford, and as a lecturer in the University of Oxford Music Faculty.
- BBC Radio 3 to broadcast New Music partnership premieres
Following Choir & Organ's New Music partnership with the BBC Singers in 2013, the concert of premieres that took place on 28 January in St Paul's Knightsbridge will now be broadcast over 4 days on BBC Radio 3 during the week beginning 3 March
- Musical Feast
Ripon Cathedral relaunches its restored organ with a weekend of music and an organ recital series
Contents for Choir & Organ
The Monteverdi Choir at 50 (photo Anima Mundi Festival)
OBITUARY: WILLIAM DRAKE The Devon-based organ builder who was ‘a craftsman of the highest ability’.
GALLERY When Dobson Pipe Organ Company designed a new organ for Merton College, Oxford, they took note of both the Gothic and Victorian elements in the Chapel and created an instrument for today in a case that is sympathetic to its surroundings.
MONTEVERDI CHOIR Bach? Mozart? Beethoven? No: it was Monteverdi that most inspired Sir John Eliot Gardiner and led him 50 years ago to name his new choir after the composer of the 1610 Vespers.
ECHO FESTIVALS We head off to the warmer climes of north Italy, for a celebration of Venice’s most important organ builder.
ST LUKE PASSION James MacMillan has already set the St John Passion – does he have anything new to say this time around?
SUMMER SCHOOLS AND SHORT COURSES Plenty of ideas to keep minds and bodies busy throughout the year, plus a novice tries out an RCO organ course.
BUILDING SOCIETY Three churches with similar problems prove that the answer can be found in location, location, location.
RFH ORGAN FESTIVALThe dust sheets are off, the pipes are voiced, and stars of the organ world are lining up to
showcase the restored instrument in the Royal Festival Hall. (COVER PHOTOGRAPH NICK ROCHOWSKI)
STUDIO NOTES Our new series of interesting repertoire about to appear on disc is launched with the little-known but hauntingly beautiful Requiem by Alfred Desenclos, recorded by the Choir of King’s College London.