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 2016 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.
Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux is known for her flawless sense of style, incandescent presence, “wonderfully rich timbre and amazingly flexible voice.” She is hailed for her versatile musicianship, her radiant, engaging and effortless singing, the diversity of her repertoire, and her many fine recordings. Read her full biography here.
Brian Ming Chu
Baritone Brian Ming Chu has won critical acclaim for his interpretive versatility in music from the Renaissance to the 21st century, equally adept in early music. Hailed for his “rich and resonant voice…an impressive performer of wide range, agility, and expressive storytelling ability,” he has taught voice for over ten years on the faculties of Muhlenberg, Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges, and Lehigh and Rowan Universities, where he has acts as clinician for masterclasses and vocal chamber music.