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Thomas Tallis Quincentenary Workshop

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  • marjerose
    You may be interested in attending an exciting choral workshop this summer, July 14 - 17, 2005, celebrating the quincentenary of Thomas Tallis. It will be a
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 9, 2005
      You may be interested in attending an exciting choral workshop this
      summer, July 14 - 17, 2005, celebrating the quincentenary of Thomas
      Tallis. It will be a memorable event led by Philip Cave, Sally
      Dunkley, and Gabriel Crouch (see below for faculty biographies). The
      workshop is suitable for singers, choir trainers and non-singing
      auditors who would like to spend 4 days immersed in the music of Tallis.

      Please forward this information to any other early music enthusiasts
      who might benefit from this workshop. Registration is limited to 40
      participants, and a discount will be offered to those who register and
      pay in full before April 1. An application and more detail is
      available online at http://www.chorworks.com .


      Tallis Choral Pilgrimage

      500th Anniversary July 14-17, 2005
      Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC

      The Tallis Choral Pilgrimage offers an intensive four-day program of
      workshops, tutorials and rehearsals to celebrate the 500th Anniversary
      of "The Father of English Church Music," Thomas Tallis. We shall
      explore, listen to and perform his music in the beautiful Virginia
      setting of Alexandria's Episcopal High School, and in the inspiring
      grandeur of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

      The workshop will be led by Philip Cave, director of the early music
      ensemble Magnificat, together with Sally Dunkley and Gabriel Crouch.
      The faculty will lead in coaching sessions, workshops, and
      demonstrations of rehearsal techniques, as well as more informal
      interactions with workshop participants.

      The Tallis 2005 Choral Pilgrimage is for singers, choir trainers and
      auditors. The workshop is limited to 40 participants, and small
      ensemble activities are intended to cater to singers of greater and
      lesser experience.


      - Intensive small group coaching

      - Ensemble rehearsals with members of the Tallis Scholars, King's
      Singers & Magnificat

      - Seminars on Early Music Editing & Performance

      - Individual vocal instruction available (at extra cost)

      - Sing Choral Prelude before Evensong in Washington National Cathedral

      - Attend Gala Concert featuring the 40-part motet "Spem in alium"
      performed by leading choirs from Washington, DC

      - Closing Reception with presentation of Certificates

      - CD recording of performances

      - Continuing education credit available through VanderCook College of


      Philip Cave, tenor and Director

      Philip Cave studied music at Oxford University with Simon Preston at
      Christ Church Cathedral. He was a founding member of the Tallis
      Scholars, with whom he gave over 400 performances, and a Lay Clerk at
      New College, Oxford. He has performed and recorded with the Hilliard
      Ensemble, The Sixteen, the Choir of the English Consort, the King's
      Consort and the Cardinall's Musick. Philip is founder and director of
      the acclaimed early music ensemble Magnificat, with whom he has made
      many successful recordings.

      Sally Dunkley, soprano

      Sally Dunkley studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she was one
      of the first women to sing with the Clerkes of Oxenford. She sings
      regularly with the Tallis Scholars, the Sixteen, Magnificat and the
      Gabrieli Consort in concerts that have taken her across the globe. She
      is increasingly active as a lecturer and writer on 16th-century vocal
      music, and has recently become involved in ensemble coaching and
      student mentoring.

      Gabriel Crouch, baritone

      Gabriel Crouch received his musical education as a Choral Scholar at
      Trinity College, Cambridge. He joined the King's Singers in 1996, and
      performed with them more than 800 times before leaving in 2004 to
      pursue his interests in teaching and choral coaching. He has given
      workshops in the USA both independently and with the King's Singers,
      at ACDA, Amerifest and MENC conventions. His work as a singer, coach
      and musical director led to his name appearing in the London Times'
      list of "Great British Hopes."

      For further information please visit our website at

      c/o Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill
      3606 Seminary Road
      Alexandria, VA 22304-5200
      Phone/Fax : 1-877-572-7251
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