Byzantine chant is a living tradition comprising a rich, diverse, multilingual repertoire, and in recent years its practice, pedagogy, and development in English have expanded tremendously. English-language scores, recordings, teaching resources, and even professional credentials are now available, and new materials are being produced on an ongoing basis. Cantors Amy Hogg and Richard Barrett discuss the state of the field in English-language Byzantine chant, exploring where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. Along the way you’ll hear interviews with different teachers, composers, and cantors, and—hopefully—you’ll learn to chant some things yourself!
Start date: September 2018