A chorister from the age of seven, Philip Cave has been involved with choral music all his life. He studied music at Oxford University with Simon Preston and was a founding member of the Tallis Scholars with whom he gave over 400 performances. He has performed, toured and recorded with the Hilliard Ensemble, The Sixteen, the Choir of the English Consort, the King’s Consort, and the Cardinall’s Musick.
As a soloist, he has performed under many celebrated conductors including Sir Adrian Boult, Leonard Bernstein and Sir Roger Norrington, at venues including the Beethovenhalle in Bonn and the Sydney Opera House. He has performed at the BBC Promenade Concerts in London, and has shared the concert platform with many distinguished musicians, including Sir Peter Pears, Sting and Sir Paul McCartney.
In 1991, Philip founded the vocal ensemble Magnificat, which specializes in the restoration and performance of neglected masterworks of the baroque and renaissance periods. The ensemble has toured and performed in England, Spain, Greece and the USA, and has made a dozen CD recordings, which have attracted much critical acclaim. Magnificat’s plaudits have included a Gramophone Editor’s Choice Award and top choice from the BBC for Tallis’s Spem in alium.
Active as a vocal and choral clinician and teacher, Philip has led many master-classes and workshops in the UK and USA. He holds a DMA degree from the University of Maryland, an MA from Oxford University and is a Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music, and of Trinity College, London, and an Associate of the Royal College of Music. A recipient of the 2004 American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award, and of the London Handel Society’s Byrne award for performances of the music of Handel, he is also an honorary Fellow of London’s Academy of St. Cecilia. He teaches voice and music history at The College of New Jersey, and and a Fellow of London’s Guild of St. Cecilia.
Chorworks 2015 Faculty
Sally Dunkley’s singing career has developed alongside work as editor, researcher and teacher. She sings with Magnificat and The Sixteen, and was a member of the Tallis Scholars for 20 years. She also prepares modern editions from original sources, many published in the OUP Musica Dei Donum series.
Jacqueline is a member of the world-famous vocal quartet Anonymous 4, and a versatile and accomplished soloist, performing music from Bach to Babbitt with many ensembles in the US and Europe. She has a thriving studio in New York City, and in addition to her performing and teaching activities, is currently a Doctoral candidate in Voice at The Julliard School.
Gabriel is Director of Choral Activities at Princeton University. He was a member of The King’s Singers with whom he gave more than 900 performances in almost every major concert venue in the world. His international profile as a conductor and director includes recent engagements in China and Australia as well as Europe and the United States.
Jeremy has established a concert career as one of only a few virtuoso performers on both the Piano and the Organ. He has performed as a solo pianist in Russia, the USA, and across the UK. He combines international performing and teaching with being Artist-in-Residence at Washington National Cathedral, Director of Music at the Church of the Epiphany and Professor of Organ at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
James Kennerley is a multi-faceted musician, working as a conductor, organist, singer, and teacher. A native of the UK, he is Organist and Music Director at the church of St. Ignatius of Antioch in New York, where he leads a distinguished music program, including organ recitals and a vibrant concert series.