Philip Cave founded Magnificat in 1991, which has since attracted much critical acclaim for its vibrant performances and recordings.
With an international reputation as a singer and conductor, Philip Cave’s career began as a chorister at the age of seven, followed by musical studies at Oxford University with Simon Preston and David Wulstan. In 1991, he founded Magnificat, which has since attracted much critical acclaim for its vibrant performances and recordings.
Cave was a founding member of The Tallis Scholars, and he has performed, toured and recorded with The Hilliard Ensemble, The Sixteen, The King’s Consort, The Cardinall’s Musick and the Choirs of Christ Church and New College, Oxford.
Cave was a joint recipient (with Sally Dunkley) of the American Musicological Society’s Greenberg Award for work on Philippe Rogier’s music; he received the Byrne Award from the London Handel Society; and he is an Honorary Fellow of London’s Academy of Saint Cecilia. Now based in the USA, Cave directs several choral ensembles at Duke University Chapel and Divinity School. He is Executive Director of Chorworks, a non-profit organization that provides singers and conductors with opportunities to study and perform choral music with emphasis on works from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.