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 is Associate Musician at Grace Church in New York City.
Chorworks 2014 Faculty & Guests
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.
Amy Haworth sings with many of the UK’s leading vocal ensembles including Magnificat, The Tallis Scholars, The Cardinall’s Musick, and Ensemble Plus Ultra. In demand as a soloist, her voice has been described as ‘ravishing’ by BBC Radio 3’s CD Review.
Benedict Hymas studied with Philip Doghan at the Royal Academy of Music whilst a student at King’s College, London. He has since worked with many professional groups, including Magnificat, Stile Antico, Polyphony and the Gabrieli Consort, and increasingly appears as a soloist.
Giles Underwood was a chorister at Westminster Abbey and an Academical Clerk at Magdalen College, Oxford, and is now a singer and soloist with The Academy of Ancient Music and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He teaches at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and holds the post of Assistant Singing Lecturer at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
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.
Judy Fentress-Williams is Professor of Old Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary, having received her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Yale University. Her dissertation, “What Has Happened to the Son of Kish? A Dialogic Reading of Saul in I Samuel” reflects her interest in a literary approach that celebrates the multiple voices and inter-textuality of scripture.