Tina Chancey received her Bachelor's in Music and MA in performance from Queens College, City University of New York, her MA in Musicology from New York University, and her PhD in Musicology from Union Institute. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at The College of William & Mary.
She started Hesperus, an ensemble known for their early music and folk music concerts, with her husband, Scott Reiss (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 (featuring Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow with his partner, Candice Night). Her stage name with them is "Tudor Rose". She has garnered praise in her performances with Blackmore's Night as well.
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, 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.