Throwback Ep 14: Intro to English Renaissance Music

English Renaissance Music

A throwback to one of the earlier, and more popular episodes I’ve done; an intro to English Renaissance Music Here’s my English Renaissance music playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/hteysko/playlist/3SsafFVJ4eGbW5Onz3I8bY Here are some other musical-related episodes I’ve done on English Renaissance music: David Skinner interview – August 2015 https://www.englandcast.com/2015/09/suzidigby/ – Suzi Digby interview –…

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Five Great Albums to Start an Early English Music Journey

It’s been just over 20 years since I first became hooked on early English choral music through singing Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus in my high school chamber choir.  I talk about that piece a lot – it sums up for me this struggle of humanity; how much do you conform vs…

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Everything New is Old Again: The ORA Choir launch

In about a week and a half I’m going back to London to attend (and write about) the launch of the ORA Singers, a new choir that is based on commissioning contemporary composers write reimagined reflections of Tudor masterworks.  Full disclosure – I know Suzi Digby, the founder.  About 5 years…

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Suzi Digby talks 500 years of choral music in 34 minutes.

In 2011 I met Suzi Digby via Twitter.  Having found out that she is a choral goddess and was in Los Angeles for a visiting professorship in choral conducting and arts leadership, I immediately asked if I could take her to coffee and meet her.  I visited her in Queen’s…

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launching the bigworld tour company, and why I love early choral music

This year I am embarking on a new project as an entrepreneur who leads cultural tours to England, specializing in trips to listen to great choral services in cathedrals.  My dear friend Jim and I are building a tour company, our first trip is scheduled for May 2016, and I’ve been working on…

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