Justin Goldberg

“Thus far, and further” is the translation and the motto for early music singers Ensemble Plus Ultra, who perform liturgical music from the Renaissance.

Ensemble Plus Ultra refurbishes 16th century classical treasure

Ever wonder what Spanish explorers listened to as they mapped the world? Probably not. But worth exploring are the discoveries of Britain’s Ensemble Plus Ultra. The ensemble is an eight-piece consort of chamber musicians that sings early liturgical music, mostly, from the Spanish Renaissance. Founded by Michael Noone in 2001, EPU formed when Noone discovered […]

Tess Taylor turned documents she found during a residency at Monticello into poems for her new book, The Forage House.

A descendant of Thomas Jefferson explores inheritance through poetry

In The Forage House, published by Red Hen Press, Tess Taylor explores the historical and individual toll of inheritance and how we are shaped by the legacies that come to represent our past and present realities. A descendant of Thomas Jefferson, Taylor was greatly affected when, in 1997, University of Virginia biologist Eugene Foster discovered a […]