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January 2022

Flentrop Orgelbouw’s new organ for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire draws on the techniques of baroque master builder Arp Schnitger; US choral conductor André Thomas talks to David Hill about how to increase diversity in choirs; how the Skylark Ensemble’s themed programmes take their audiences on narrative and musical journeys; and Dr Nicholas Thistlethwaite launches a series on church music and organs.

Plus, as Encore Publications celebrates its 30th anniversary, founder Tim Rogers talks about the importance of supporting young composers and making good choral music available; our report from the triennial Canadian International Organ Competition, where for the first time finalists performed in La Maison symphonique; composer Shruthi Rajasekar introduces her score Who has seen the wind? for unaccompanied choir, commissioned by Choir & Organ for our 2022 New Music partners VOCES8; Rieger Orgelbau’s new instrument for Helsinki is the firm’s latest showcase for innovative design; surveying the choral canons of US composers William Bolcom and John Harbison; and Tenebrae general manager Alexandra Davies.

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