Tina Chancey
Tina Chancey is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in early bowed strings from the rebec
The rebecha is a bowed string musical instrument. In its most common form, it has a narrow boat-shaped body and 1-5 strings and is played on the arm or under the chin, like a violin.- Origins :The rebec dates back to the Middle Ages and was particularly popular in the 15th and 16th centuries...

 and vielle
The vielle is a European bowed stringed instrument used in the Medieval period, similar to a modern violin but with a somewhat longer and deeper body, five gut strings, and a leaf-shaped pegbox with frontal tuning pegs. The instrument was also known as a fidel or a viuola, although the French...

 to the kamenj, viol
The viol is any one of a family of bowed, fretted and stringed musical instruments developed in the mid-late 15th century and used primarily in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The family is related to and descends primarily from the Renaissance vihuela, a plucked instrument that preceded the...

 and lyra viol
Lyra viol
The lyra viol is a small bass viol, used primarily in England in the seventeenth century.While the instrument itself differs little physically from the standard consort viol, there is a large and important repertoire which was developed specifically for the lyra viol...

. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence. It was created by an act of the U.S. Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. Its current...

 to support solo performances on the pardessus de viole at the Kennedy Center and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park....


Tina Chancey received her Bachelor's in Music and MA in performance from Queens College, City University of New York
Queens College, City University of New York
Queens College, located in Flushing, Queens, New York City, is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. It is also the fifth oldest of the City University's twenty-three institutions of higher learning. The college's seventy seven acre campus is located in the heart of the...

, her MA in Musicology from New York University
New York University
New York University is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan...

, and her PhD in Musicology
Musicology is the scholarly study of music. The word is used in narrow, broad and intermediate senses. In the narrow sense, musicology is confined to the music history of Western culture...

 from Union Institute
Union Institute & University
Union Institute & University is a non-profit private college, specializing in limited residence and distance learning programs. With the main campus in Cincinnati, Union Institute & University operates -from Ohio- "satellite campuses" located in Montpelier, Vermont; Brattleboro, Vermont; North...

. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at The College of William & Mary.

She started Hesperus
Hesperus (ensemble)
Hesperus is an early music and folk music ensemble. It was founded by Scott Reiss and Tina Chancey in 1979. While they are particularly noted for playing early European music, American folk music and crossovers between the two, they often play music from a variety of other traditions.-History:From...

, an ensemble known for their early music and folk music concerts, with her husband, Scott Reiss (musician) (recorder, Irish penny whistle and hammered dulcimer). She has also performed with the Folger Consort and the Ensemble for Early Music. In addition, she writes articles for publications such as Early Music America Magazine, as a book reviewer.

Chancey has also been a member of the Renaissance-Rock group Blackmore's Night
Blackmore's Night
Blackmore's Night is an English-American traditional folk rock duo led by Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night .-Early:...

 (featuring Ritchie Blackmore
Ritchie Blackmore
Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, who was known as one of the first guitarists to fuse Classical music elements with rock. He fronted his own band Rainbow after leaving Deep Purple where he was unhappy because his favourite musical style wasn't adequately...

 of Deep Purple
Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members believe that their music cannot be categorised as belonging to any one genre...

 and Rainbow
Rainbow (band)
Rainbow were an English rock band, controlled by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1994 to 1997. It was originally established with American rock band Elf's members, though over the years Rainbow went through many line-up changes with no two studio albums featuring the same line-up...

 with his partner, Candice Night
Candice Night
Candice Night is an American vocalist/songwriter and the musical partner of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. She is the lead singer, multi-instrumentalist, and lyricist for the traditional folk rock project, Blackmore's Night since its origins in 1997.-Biography:Born in Hauppauge, Long Island, New...

). Her stage name with them is "Tudor Rose". She has garnered praise in her performances with Blackmore's Night as well.

As part of Hesperus

  • Food of Love - Renaissance instrumental music from the British Isles. Dances, ayres, divisions and variations.
  • My Thing is My Own - Bawdy songs from Thomas D’urfey’s collection Pills to Purge Melancholy. D’Urfey wrote original words to common tunes. Some were political or topical, but these explore the full range of love, sex, and seduction in the 18th century.
  • Dancing Day - Traditional Christmas music from the British Isles, Italy, and Germany spanning the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Spain in the New World, Spanish and Native American music from New Spain, 16th to 18th centuries.
  • Baroque Recorder Concerti - Concertos by Telemann, Vivaldi, Graupner, Naudot
    Jacques-Christophe Naudot
    Jacques-Christophe Naudot was a French composer, type-setter, and flutist. Little is known of his early life. He was married in 1719. Most of his compositions were published in Paris between 1726 and 1740. The poet Denesle wrote a book called "Syrinx, ou l'origine de la flutte"...

    , and Babel featuring recorder virtuoso Scott Reiss.
  • Celtic Roots - Award-winning recording of Scottish and Irish traditional music from the earliest written sources.
  • Luminous Spirit - Chants of Hildegard von Bingen, Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux sings the chants of the 12th-century abbess, to the improvisational accompaniment of Scott Reiss (recorder and hammered dulcimer) and Tina Chancey (vielle and kamenj).
  • I Love Lucette - Songs and instrumentals from the French Renaissance theater, with Rosa Lamoreaux.
  • Unicorn - The medieval/Appalachian fusion of the HESPERUS crossover trio (Scott Reiss, Tina Chancey and Bruce Hutton) is expanded to include Scandinavian and African world music, joined by award-winning Old-Time fiddler Bruce Molsky.
  • Neo-Medieval - Medieval polyphony and improvisations on lute, recorder, vielle, saz, dombek, kamenj, dulcimer and vielle with Scott Reiss, Tina Chancey, and Grant Herreid. Barthelemy de Caix: Six Sonatas for two Pardessus de Viole.
  • The Duo Guersan - Tina Chancey and Catherina Meints, perform this collection of duets for the rarest of rare early instruments, the pardessus.
  • Early American Roots - Tina Chancey, Scott Reiss and Mark Cudek explore a cross-section of the most vital popular music from Colonial and Federal America.
  • Patchwork - A re-issue of HESPERUS’ popular crossover CD For No Good Reason At All, a fusion of medieval, Renaissance, Appalachian, ragtime, vaudeville and the blues, all on more than 25 early and traditional instruments.
  • Colonial America - From the first colonists to the American Revolution and the birth of our republic, Hesperus' music reflects a time of new ideas, freedom and vitality. In town and village, parlor and ballroom, from the Appalachian mountains to the great concert halls hear the musical pulse of early American music performed on a wide variety of fok and early music instruments.
  • The Banshee's Wail - Scott Reiss's tour-de-force on recorders and Irish whistle, with the legendary percussionist Glen Velez, consummate guitar and bazouki player Zan McLeod, and virtuoso early/traditional string player Tina Chancey.

As producer

  • Vivat Rex!: Sacred Choral Music of Jean Mouton. Suspicious Cheese Lords
    Suspicious Cheese Lords
    The Suspicious Cheese Lords, also known as Suscipe Quæso Domine, is an American male a cappella ensemble based in Washington, D.C.. SCL is a wholly autonomous, professional ensemble and a 501 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate interest in early music throughout the...

    , 2008, produced by Tina Chancey. Includes a full performance of the previously unrecorded Missa "Alma Redemptoris mater" and eight previously unrecorded Mouton motets.

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