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 Summer Workshop 2013 Faculty
Sally Dunkley’s interest in 16th-century vocal music was established during her years as a student at Oxford University, where she sang with the pioneering group the Clerkes of Oxenford and studied with its director, David Wulstan. Since then, her career as a professional consort singer in the UK has developed hand-in-hand with continuing in-depth study of the music as editor, writer, researcher and teacher. She sings regularly with Philip Cave’s ensemble Magnificat, and is a founder member of the Sixteen; she also sang more than 1000 concerts with the Tallis Scholars, recording and travelling widely for more than 20 years, and appears with other groups including the Gabrieli Consort and Ensemble Plus Ultra.
Throughout her career Sally has pursued an interest in preparing performing editions from original sources, many of them recorded and some published by Mapa Mundi, the Church Music Society and Oxenford Imprint. As co-series editor (with Francis Steele) of the recently launched Oxford University Press series Musica Dei donum, she has found the ideal opportunity to put into print some of the insights afforded by her practical experience, a reviewer describing the result as ‘a 21st-century take on the performance edition…a superb edition edited sensitively with great thought’.
Sally is increasingly involved in sharing her experience, both through summer schools (as a regular faculty member with Chorworks in Washington DC, and in 2010 at Dartington with I Fagiolini), and workshops through the Sixteen as well as various Early Music Forums in the UK, and for the Company of Musicians at Sawston.
In 2004 Sally was the joint winner (with Philip Cave) of the Noah Greenberg Award, through the AMS, for her work on the music of Philippe Rogier.
Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, acclaimed for her “scrupulous musicianship…gorgeous sound and stylistic acuity” [The Washington Post], is engaged in an international career of broad scope, including solo recitals, chamber music, opera, and orchestral performances at major concert venues. Ms. Lamoreaux is highly-praised as a Bach soloist, and is greatly in demand as a chamber music performer. She is Artistic Director of the National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble. Her art museum performance venues also include the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, the Smithsonian, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Phillips Collection, and her numerous recordings reflect the breadth of her repertoire – from Hildegard von Bingen to today’s Stephen Paulus. Please visit rosasings.com for a full biography.
Hailed as “a great organist”, James Kennerley is a multi-faceted musician, working as a conductor, organist, singer, coach, and teacher. A native of the UK, he is Organist and Music Director at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Times Square, where he leads a distinguished music program, with a professional choir, organ recitals and a vibrant concert series. Please visit jameskennerley.com for a full biography.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Patrick Walders has sung professionally as a baritone soloist and consort artist throughout the northeastern United States. He currently sings on the core roster of the Bach Collegium San Diego (Ruben Valenzuela). On the east coast, he was a member of Orpheus (Philip Cave), Fuma Sacra (Andrew Megill), The Washington Bach Consort (J. Reilly Lewis), the Westminster Choir and Westminster Symphonic Choir (Joseph Flummerfelt), and a soloist/chorister at The Washington National Cathedral (Michael McCarthy). Other credits include The Folger Consort, Buffalo Philharmonic, and New Jersey Symphony. Patrick is the Director of Choral Studies at San Diego State University overseeing the undergraduate and graduate choral program. His research interests include Vocal Pedagogy, diction, and rehearsal techniques especially in ensemble settings, and how dance and movement relate to conducting gesture. For seven years, Dr. Walders served as Director of Choral Activities at James Madison University (Virginia) where he directed the award-winning JMU Chorale and Madison Singers. For four seasons, he was the Associate Conductor of the National Philharmonic Chorale, and Artistic Director of the National Philharmonic Singers. Patrick is in high demand as a clinician and enjoys working with amateurs, students, and professionals alike, promoting advocacy for and literacy within the Arts. He is founder and Artistic Director of San Diego Summer Choral Festival, and Voci per l’Arte, a professional choir formed to perform at the Chorworks Summer Choral Workshops (Washington, DC).