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Sally Dunkley

Sally Dunkley's lifelong interest in 16th-century vocal music was established during her student days at Oxford University. Her subsequent career as a professional consort singer has run hand-in-hand with study of the music as editor, writer, researcher and teacher. She sings regularly with The Sixteen, of which she is a founder member, and with Philip Cave's ensemble Magnificat; she also contributed to more than 1000 concerts and many recordings with the Tallis Scholars. Throughout her career she has pursued an interest in preparing performing editions from original sources, and she is now involved in the Tudor Partbooks initiative run by Magnus Williamson at Newcastle University. 

She is often busy behind the scenes as programme consultant, and is increasingly involved in sharing her experience through summer schools, workshops and lectures. She co-presents a series of highly regarded workshops for The Sixteen, coaches vocal consorts for Sixteen Genesis courses, and takes singing days for several of the Early Music Forums in the UK. She has been a regular faculty member of Chorworks summer workshop in Washington DC ever since its launch in 2005, and recently led a Vocal Consort class at Dartington International Summer School.