BOB CHILCOTT – In great demand around the world as both a composer and a conductor, the former King’s Singer shows no signs of slowing down.
THAXTED – In its 200-year lifetime, alterations to this Lincoln organ have not always been for the better; Goetze & Gwnn have restored its pre-Victorian state.
RICHARD III – Britain was stunned when the body of a 15th-century king turned up in a Leicester car park; Judith Bingham’s music will accompany him to his final resting-place.
ORGELBAU GOLL – Two new organs by the Swiss firm, for the Zurich Conservatoire and for a church in Wildegg, maximise space and materials.
NCCGB – The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain runs residential courses to provide a positive and fun singing environment.
SUMMER SCHOOLS & SHORT COURSES – Whether you’re an organist, a choral conductor, or a singer, take a look at how you can learn new skills and repertoire.
ECHO FESTIVALS – The restored Steinmeyer organ in Nidaros Cathedral is not the only show-stopper among Trondheim’s historic instruments.
JAZZ MASS – Take one jazz musician, one cathedral director of music, and one enthusiastic Dean, and what do you get? The Rochester Mass, by James Taylor.
SUFFOLK ORGANS: 2 – The villages of Sotherton and Uggeshall house secret treasures in a pair of Victorian Bevington organs.
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NEW MUSIC – Robert Goulder’s Bugles Sang is the first work to be chosen in this year’s BBC Singers composition workshops, held in partnership with Choir & Organ.
TUTORIAL – Part 3 of David Goode’s series on organ technique looks at touch.
RAISING STANDARDS – David Hill offers advice on conducting Beethoven’s Mass in C.
STUDIO NOTES – Making a DVD about the life and works of Widor was an eye-opener.
REVIEWS – An ‘exemplary’ CD of Eriks Ešenvald’s choral music, Weckmann on the Hamburg Stellwagen, Daquin noëls from Montreal, Jack Mitchener on the Fisk in Oberlin, Haydn’s Seasons with Herreweghe, Chilcott’s St John Passion from Wells, Merton’s Marian Collection, Franck on DVD, and a choice of organ and choral sheet music.
PLATFORM – Emily Levy’s In paradisum brings hope to a time of grief and loss.