Secrets of the Sistine Chapel Workshop with Dr. Philip Cave, New Jersey 11/9/13
Date: October 20, 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Secrets of the Sistine Chapel: Choral Workshop with Dr. Philip Cave, founding member of the Tallis Scholars
November 9, 2013
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The College of New Jersey
Mayo Concert Hall
Ewing, New Jersey
$20 General Registration / $10 - Student Registration
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This choral workshop focuses on music performed in the Sistine Chapel – the pope’s private chapel in the Vatican. We will sing and study excerpts from several masterworks of the Renaissance and Baroque eras by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Gregorio Allegri. In a day spent singing and listening, the workshop will explore the musical culture and individuals associated with the Sistine Chapel, and consider the mystery surrounding Allegri’s famous Miserere mei.
The workshop is led by Dr. Philip Cave. A founding member of the Tallis Scholars, Dr. Cave brings experience of and insights into this music as singer, conductor, teacher and musicologist. He has given many performances of this repertoire in venues including the Sistine Chapel itself, and has made a dozen CD recordings of Renaissance and Baroque music with his English vocal ensemble Magnificat.
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 recording 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. Philip teaches voice and music history at The College of New Jersey, and is Associate Musician at Grace Church in New York City. He also directs Chorworks, a non-profit organization that promotes choral workshops and performances (www.chorworks.com ).