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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.

A Sacrifice of Praise Amy Hogg, Richard Barrett, and Ancient Faith Radio

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    • 4.5, 17 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

looneyitooney ,

A Chanting treasure

Thank you so much for doing this. I know it's a huge time investment. Years ago I toe-dipped into chanting and really appreciate what you are doing here. God bless and please keep it up!

Aerojamie ,

Lots of great history and interviews

If you’re interested in Orthodox music in the English-speaking world, this is the podcast for you. Whether you’re a church musician or not, you’ll learn a lot about the development of Byzantine chant in English. You’ll hear examples and see how the work of many musicians has led us to where we are today - a work in progress to train chanters and make excellent materials available to every parish. Engaging interviews connect us with those who are making great contributions in this area, and let us know about their challenges and goals.

Devin Barnes ,

Byzantine Chant for everyone!

I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who is interested in Byzantine Chant. Richard and Amy do a wonderful job of covering the history of Byzantine Chant in the English language. They also do a great job of summarizing the basics of Byzantine Chant.

Each episode leaves me excited for the next one to come out. When the next one is due out, I eagerly hit the refresh button on my browser hoping to catch it as soon as it is published.

This podcast fills a need that hasn’t been filled. Byzantine Chant is the largest, most widely practiced musical repertoire in the Orthodox world. Yet, until recent years, it has been underserved in English, especially amongst podcasts and lecture series.

I appreciate AFR giving this podcast the green light, because it helps get the word out there about this beautiful, ancient repertoire of music.

This podcast will help show that Byzantine Chant is for everyone. It’s not just for Greeks, Romanians, Bulgarians, Serbs or Arabs. But it’s a sacred repertoire that transcends ethnicity and transcends language. Converts and cradles, men and women, young and old can all learn traditional Byzantine Chant and practice it.

This podcast will help ‘get the word out’ that Byzantine Chant is for everyone, and is accessible to everyone.

I look forward to more wonderful episodes from Richard and Amy, and more interviews of well-respected and very talented individuals who practice Byzantine Chant in a traditional manner; and who show that it is accessible to all of us, regardless of ethnicity, language, gender or background.

Thanks be to God for this podcast!

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