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- Nigel Allcoat resigns as magistrateOrganist Nigel Allcoat resigned as a magistrate after he was suspended for contributing towards an asylum seeker’s court fee.
- Sir David Willcocks (30 December 1919 – 17 September 2015)Choral conductor, organist and composer Sir David Willcocks died peacefully at home aged 95.
- Martin Goetze (1951-2015)
Organ builder and restorer Martin Goetze died on 23 August.
- Cornelius Edskes (1925-2015)
Cornelius Edskes, an authority on the history of organ building in Northern Europe, has died.
- Arnfinn Tobiassen appointed artistic director of the Norsk orgelfestivalTobiassen succeeds Kolbein Haga, who co-founded the festival, as the event celebrates 25 years.
Contents for Choir & Organ
Philharmonia Voices (Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)
OBITUARY: JOHN SCOTT
COVER STORY: SPITALFIELDS
Behind the scenes of the 1735 Richard Bridge organ at Christ Church, restored to its former glory by William Drake Ltd. (COVER PHOTOGRAPH © S.R.B. HUMPHREYS)
Meet the polymath whose choral music is sung and loved worldwide – but this is only one aspect of his life and work.
THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL
Luminescent Mathias, and how the organ had a close shave with extinction.
The new Marcussen organ for the Danish city’s House of Music has a bold design mirroring the state-of-the-art architecture.
BRAZILIAN CHORAL MUSIC
Not just Villa-Lobos! The South American country has a canon of repertoire that is well worth choirs exploring.
SUPPLEMENT: SCHOLARSHIPS & VOICE TRIALS
Cathedrals, churches, colleges and schools for choristers, choral scholars and organists.
Visits to Alkmaar and St Albans reveal that the world of young organists is thriving.
Introducing the musical chameleons who can ‘change style on a sixpence’.
SUFFOLK ORGANS: 5
How did a Bishop & Son organ win the argument with a congregation opposed to instruments?
Head to Norway for a bird’s-eye view of liturgical music in Trondheim.