SIR ANDREW DAVIS – From an early age, the music of Elgar has made a huge impact on the conductor, leading him to champion it in sometimes unlikely places.
GALLERY – Birmingham University is the proud owner of the first Garnier organ in the UK. How does it measure up to expectations?
MAGDALEN COLLEGE – The Oxford college whose musical tradition survived the Reformation and Civil War – and continues to flourish.
FINEDON – The restoration of a Northamptonshire church organ has revealed a surprising connection to royalty.
VIEWPOINT – The new chair of the Association of British Choral Directors plots a course.
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF DIGITAL ORGAN BUILDERS – Thinking of going digital, or not sure if it’s the right move? Let our guide help you to make the best decision for your venue.
ECHO FESTIVALS – The organs may be old, but the Fribourg festival has found ways to attract young people to the instrument.
ARVO PÄRT – Explore the choral music of the Estonian composer in his 80th year.
SUFFOLK ORGANS: 1 – The new series opens with a ‘little masterpiece’ of a Willis in Stowmarket.
QUIRE – World music proves to be just the ticket for a community choir in Essex.
REGULARS News | Competitions 2015 | Graeme Kay goes Freestyle | Readers’ offers | Jeremy Filsell is Stateside | Recital round-up
NEW MUSIC – Edward Nesbit’s Winter Journey, an organ interlude for a Mass setting.
RAISING STANDARDS – David Hill tackles conducting issues in Vivaldi’s ever-popular Gloria.
TUTORIAL – David Goode continues his new series on organ technique with a further look at registration.
COMPETITION REPORT – Who shone at the Canadian International Organ Competition?
STUDIO NOTES – How songs expressed the devastating impact of the American Civil War.
REVIEWS – James Hicks’s journey on Nordic organs, and the Steinmeyer in Trondheim; five stars for Gerontius and Howells; a choir from Saint Louis shines; Vocal Constructivists push the boundaries; OUP Bach books for organ; a Novello Remembrance anthology; and snooping around the pipe organs of the rich and famous.
PLATFORM – A MacMillan premiere launches our series of notable concerts.