Choir & Organ, cover from current issue

January/February 2016 issue on sale now

Choir & Organ is the leading independent magazine for all professionals and amateurs in the choral and organ worlds – whether you are an organist, choral director or singer, organ builder, keen listener, or work in publishing or the record industry, Choir & Organ is a must-read wherever you live and work.

Every two months our expert contributors bring you beautifully illustrated features on newly built and restored organs, insights into the lives and views of leading organists, choral directors and composers, profiles of pioneering and well-established choirs, and topical coverage of new research, festivals and exhibitions. In keeping with our commitment to music at the cutting edge, we commission a new work from a young composer in every issue, making the score freely available for download and performance.

Our international news and previews, with breaking stories, key awards and forthcoming premieres, combine with reviews of the latest CDs, DVDs and sheet music, and listings of recitals, festivals and courses, to keep you up to date with events and developments around the world.

The Neoclassical Organ and the Great Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Organ of Saint-Sulpice, Paris

Diaries from the Elgar family published

23 September 2013

Publisher Elgar Works has released the first in a series of volumes reproducing the diaries of the Elgar family. Edward  Elgar: Collected  Correspondence: Provincial Musician contains diary entries from 1857 to 1896, chronicling the lives of Elgar and his wife Alice before their wedding in 1889.

The book covers the period from Elgar’s life an instrument teacher to the first performance of ‘King Olaf’ using letters to and from the Elgar family, as well as contemporary sources. 

The book has been edited by Martin Bird, the editor of the Elgar Society Journal. Bird’s research catalogue comprises of 15,000 letters, reviews and articles. The next volume to be published in the Collected  Correspondence series will be An Elgarian Who’s Who, also complied by Martin Bird, expected for release in February 2014. 


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