OBITUARY: KENNETH TICKELL – One of Britain’s most successful modern-day pipe organ builders, who died unexpectedly in July.
SHAKESPEARE IN SONG – How the Bard of Avon’s words have inspired composers over the centuries, plus recommended choral settings.
DUTCH CHURCH – The mechanical action 1954 Van Leeuwen organ has been restored by Flentrop – with Neidhardt temperament.
HANDEL AND HAYDN – For 200 years, the H&H Society has been in the forefront of Boston’s musical life. Now, with Harry Christophers at the helm, it is entering its third century with vigour.
JENNIFER BATE – What made her an international star, and what is she doing to nurture the young organists of today?
SCHOLARSHIPS & VOICE TRIALS – Opportunities for young organists and singers to develop their skills further in cathedrals, churches, schools and colleges.
VOCES8 – The a cappella ensemble is equally committed to outreach and performing.
GALLERY – After 150 years, Orgelbau Kuhn has an impressive catalogue of new and restored instruments – and shows no sign of flagging. COVER PHOTOGRAPH © ORGELBAU KUHN AG, CH-MÄNNEDORF
BBC SINGERS COMMISSIONS – Through performances and commissions, the professional group has championed new choral music for 90 years.
BUILDING SOCIETY – Finding the perfect solutions for four churches in Yorkshire needing organs.
REGULARS News | Graeme Kay goes Freestyle | Readers’ offers | Jeremy Filsell is Stateside | Recital round-up
NEW MUSIC – Gareth Wilson’s anthem Prologue, for SATB choir and organ, sets the tone for a new academic year.
RAISING STANDARDS – David Hill completes his survey of Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius.
AGO CONVENTION – Highlights of the biennial US event.
STUDIO NOTES – David Skinner leaks a few secrets from The Spy’s Choirbook, recorded by Alamire for Obsidian.
REVIEWS – ‘Exceptional’ Brahms from Dresden; 5-star reviews of Leighton’s organ works, C.P.E. Bach in Berlin, Malcolm Williamson from Bristol and Messiaen in NYC; music by Benevoli, Fasch and Mendelssohn, Warlock on Naxos, Conspirare’s CD of Robert Kyr, Michael Haydn’s little-known Kampf, Jordi Savall conducts Charpentier; Latry on DVD; and new editions of Handel, Monteverdi and Zelenka.
CASE STUDY – The 1988/9 Klais organ for Nuremberg’s Frauenkirche.