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October 2021

In the October issue of Choir & Organ, Harrison & Harrison’s renovation of York Minster’s famous organ seeks to recapture its late-romantic opulence; British composer Bob Chilcott shares his passion for writing for young people and amateur choirs; and in the first of a new series, David Hill meets James O’Donnell who shares early memories of conducting choirs, and the impact of Covid on the Choir of Westminster Abbey.

Plus, reassessing the legacy of French organist Jeanne Demessieux whose compositions deserve to be more widely known and performed; the Bavarian Radio Choir celebrates its 75th season as it anticipates the arrival of Simon Rattle; a new choral work by Richard Blackford recreates the unusual déjà-vu experiences of a Covid patient; Jonathan Ambrosino examines how churches in his home region of Greater Boston presented their services during lockdown; Paul Hale surveys the work of two smaller British organ builders, in Huddersfield and Nottingham; and our 2021 Tour Companies supplement.

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