I wish you Happy Holidays and a healthy, happy and peaceful 2013.
Here are some interesting news and offers.
Gary Beswick at Rheingold Publishing invites you to read the January Digital
Edition of Choir & Organ for Free!
Please download following the instructions and feel free to share with your
As you may know, Choir & Organ is available to read globally in Print, Digital
Editions for PC/Mac, iPad/Phone (Apple Newsstand), Android (Google Play), Kindle
Fire, Blackberry and Windows8.
Digital magazine download instructions:
- Go to http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/codigital/
- Create an account - Use your access code ORGF12 and create a unique username
- Download the digital editions to read on PC or Mac.
- Future downloads will only require your username and password.
The current downloads also include the November-December edition.
There are 5 remaining bi-monthly editions of Choir & Organ for 2013:
Every issue of Choir & Organ is packed with global features, international news
and thoughtful editorial.
The March/April edition includes:
- A Preview of 2013 Summer Schools & Short Courses.
- The Young People's Chorus of New York City
- The Helsinki Music Center Pipe Organs
- Choir of the Year Competition winners from Scotland
- Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, new Casavant
- Choral Music of Benjamin Britten
- Organ Virtuoso: Performer, Composer and Teacher, David Briggs
Also the following documents are available for download:
2012 Member Offer and Advertising Media Pack. Please access them in the file
OrganMaster Shoes is offering a 10% discount on the Organist's Tote:
Also they feature organ scores and instruction books on sale at 30% off:
An Organ CD release for Charity! Read on to learn about this fascinating
Christine Ro, UN/Agriculture Administrator at Associated Country Women of the
"To introduce our organisation: Associated Country Women of the World celebrates
85 years of working to empower women worldwide this year and we continue to be
one of the largest international development organisations for rural women, with
over 460 Member Societies in over 70 countries worldwide. We work with our huge
network of rural women at a grassroots level, funding development projects that
are requested directly by local communities and we work at an international
level, by giving women a voice through our consultative and partner status at
various UN agencies.
We recently launched an album titled `Pipe Mania' whose proceeds will support
our work. The press release is attached. Many thanks for your attention."
I am writing this from the snowy upstate New York, where I am on a rare
non-musical ski vacation. This summer, I spent a month in Montreal and found a
beautiful Casavant/Guilbalt Therien organ to practice on. Below are two
recordings I made there:
"Sunrise in Montreal", an improvisation
Louis Couperin, "La Pastourelle" from Suite in D minor
Hope you enjoy these small recordings from the Church of St Marc, in Rosemont.
DMA at Notre Dame:
Dr. Craig Cramer writes:
The University of Notre Dame is launching a new Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
program with majors in organ and choral conducting, beginning in Fall 2013;
applications will be received until Feb. 1, 2013, with auditions in March. For
a press release with contact information, see:
For short videos featuring the studio teachers: see the blog:
the youtube channel:
and the facebook page:
Have a great week!