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January 2020

Choir & Organ heads to the Bavarian town of Oberammergau to learn about the world-renowned Passion Play that unites music and theatre in a tradition dating back to 1633; how Flentrop Orgelbouw set about restoring a late renaissance organ in Poland; how Mozart’s orchestration of Handel’s Messiah helped the oratorio to evolve into an expansive choral work; a new series on performance practice launches with the intricacies of the French baroque; and introducing our New Music partners for 2020: Clare College, Cambridge.

Plus, how the League of Nations promoted peace through singing; Toby Hession’s uplifting anthem for SATB choir and organ to download and perform; behind the scenes of the restoration project at Norway’s Skien Church bringing a 19th-century organ back to life; David Hill on conducting Beethoven’s Missa solemnis; English organ builder Henry Willis & Sons; David Goode’s tutorial on Beethoven’s early organ fugue; Wells Cathedral’s Melanie Lawlor; tour companies supplement; and our pick of the best albums of 2019.

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