The G6 team share highlights from life as a classical touring ensemble and talk to musicians about their work and experiences. #theG6podcast

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Series 3

Episode 5: Morning Star

23 December 2023

Join us for this episode in which we speak about our new album, Morning Star, and bring you up to date with our concerts and recordings. Plus, we explore how a tour to the USA comes about, and how it’s different to touring in Europe. Highlights include a visit to the world’s largest fork!

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Episode 4: Make do and mend – industry cuts

16 September 2023

Join us as we discuss the state of the music industry, following recent funding cuts and the musicians’ survey. We chat to our new member, Alasdair about what he’s looking forward to with the group, and reveal our favourite musical moments from the summer. Plus, Owain chats with superstar trumpeter, Matilda Lloyd.

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Episode 3: Byrd watch

29 May 2023

Join us as we chat to members of the musical community about William Byrd, this year’s composer-in-residence. Our guests include Bill Barclay, Helen Charlston, Pat Dunachie and Richard Boothroyd. Plus we speak to our bass, Sam, as he prepares to hang up his boots this summer. 🎙️ 

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Episode 2: Around the world in 61 days

28 April 2023

Join us as we embark on our busiest tour ever. From Auckland to Abbotsford, Sydney to Seattle, we chat to some incredible people and share some of the best (and worst) bits about being a professional touring ensemble.

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Episode 1: Josquin

19 January 2023

Relaunch alert! Welcome to the new series, covering our news and updates after a year away from the podcasting airwaves. We delve into our Josquin’s Legacy project, shining the spotlight on some of our newfound favourite music. Plus, we catch up with friends in the US during our recent tour.

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Series 2

Episode 4: USA Tour Special

27 November 2021

Join us for this special edition, recorded on our first tour of the USA in fall 2021. Hear stories from people we met along the way: audience members, presenters, community singers and choir directors. Plus local food highlights, clips from our concerts, and our favourite moments.

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Episode 3: Roger Wright

4 August 2021

Owain chats to Roger Wright, Director of Britten Pears Arts about musical life on the Suffolk coast. Plus, we discuss our Summer Sessions series and what it’s like to be back making music with live audiences.

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Episode 2: Delma Tomlin

7 April 2021

Owain chats to Delma Tomlin, Director of the National Centre for Early Music in York about the musical life of the city. Plus, Mike and Andrew explore our Lent Sessions series and discuss our educational plans as we resurface from the pandemic.

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Episode 1: Eleanor Oldroyd and David Ogden

18 February 2021

Owain chats to broadcaster Eleanor Oldroyd about her passion for classical music, and we explore the choral scene in Bristol with conductor David Ogden. Plus, Andrew tells us all about his journey into the world of VR.

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Series 1

Six Geese a-Laying

12 December 2020

Join us for the final episode of 2020 where we delve into our exciting #12Days project: the gift of a Choral Christmas. Featuring guest contributions from Echo Vocal Ensemble and The Swan Consort.

London Sound Gallery

24 October 2020

We offer a window into the London Sound Gallery – our new concert series which debuts this Autumn. As well as concert previews, we hear from members of the cast and crew about a return to live music making and talk to one of the stars of the series, trumpeter Matilda Lloyd.

On Gesualdo

10 October 2020

We’re back with The News and a focus on projects that we’ve been working on since lockdown eased: rehearsals, video concerts, recordings, DCMS trials, and collaborations for our online festival: London Sound Gallery. We also talk about the life and music of Carlo Gesualdo and Guy interviews Dr Paolo da Col, director of Italian ensemble, Odhecaton, in Milan! Finally, as we wave farewell to the English summer, Any Other Business has a familiarly sporting air…

Cathedral Music

26 June 2020

The choral tradition in the UK is one of the world’s musical jewels. Former choristers often attribute their successes in later life to years spent at cathedral music foundations, including our special guest Alexander Armstrong – the actor and presenter was a chorister in Edinburgh. Joseph chats to Christopher Gray, Director of Music at Truro Cathedral, about the challenges and rewards of running a provincial cathedral choir. We also explore our own backgrounds as choristers, including some clips from our treble days!

Isolation Special

16 May 2020

We share the best moments from our team catch-up interleaved with snapshots of life from our homes under lockdown conditions. Featuring clips of our home-brewed music-making, alongside news of our first commission from composer, Joanna Ward. Plus, in a series of twists, Owain reports from a building site, Sam removes some buns from the oven, and Josh spots a giraffe on a bike.

Feria Quarantina

27 March 2020

We tackle the big issue at the moment: how to record a podcast while in isolation. Owain interviews composer Joanna Marsh and we discuss the release of our new album, Fading. Plus, Guy chooses his Desert Island Discs, and we answer some of your burning questions.

New Year: New Music

3 March 2020

Sam chairs a travel blog from Australia, Owain interviews special guest Héloïse Werner, and we share recordings from our recent concerts. Plus, Mike explains a bit about why we’re recording this podcast, and introduces newest member of the team, Andrew.

Pilot – our first podcast

31 January 2020

Introducing all of us to all of you – via 7-way Rock Paper Scissors, canoeing disaster, Sam’s shaky start to Veganuary, and what makes us tick as a group.

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