Thomas Tallis Quincentenary Workshop
- 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
- 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
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