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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

BBC Radio 3 to broadcast New Music partnership premieres 

14 February 2014

Following Choir & Organ's New Music partnership with the BBC Singers in 2013, the concert of premieres that took place on 28 January in St Paul's Knightsbridge will now be broadcast over 4 days on BBC Radio 3 during the week beginning 3 March, as per below (with approx. times): 

Monday 3 March

Anne-Marie O’Farrell: Skimming Stones
BBC Singers / Matthew Hamilton (dir)

Anthony Fort: Firewalk
James McVinnie (organ)

Catch up now at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03wpqg1

Tuesday 4 March
Rubens Askenar: Cuerpos Futuros
BBC Singers / Matthew Hamilton (dir)

Catch up now at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03wpthd

Wednesday 5 March
Mantas Savickis: All nature has a feeling
BBC Singers / Matthew Hamilton (dir)

David Loxley-Blount: Sonus Repercussus
(winning entry in the 2013 Choir & Organ Composition Competition, held in partnership with the St Albans International Organ Festival)
James McVinnie (organ)

Listen live on BBC Radio 3 – www.bbc.co.uk/radio3

Thursday 6 March
Ben Parker: The Affects of a Butterfly
BBC Singers / Matthew Hamilton (dir)

Listen live on BBC Radio 3 – www.bbc.co.uk/radio3

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