Sally Dunkley, soprano
studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
, where as one of the first few women to sing with the Clerkes of Oxenford
(director David Wulstan), she
established the foundations of a significant part of her
subsequent activities, taking part in a series of pioneering recordings of 16th-century English music.
After postgraduate studies she moved to London, working as a professional solo and consort singer.
As a member of the Tallis Scholars she sang more than 1000 concerts all over the world, and took part in about 35 recordings, including the Gramophone's 1987 award-winning Josquin disc.
continues to enjoy a busy international schedule with the Sixteen (of which she is a founder member), Magnificat, the Gabrieli Consort and Ensemble Plus Ultra
As soloist she
particularly enjoys the music of Bach and Purcell, and has appeared twice with Guildford Philharmonic, given several chamber music recitals in Canterbury, and sung at the International Festival of Granada.
is also a regular guest with the women's voice ensemble Musica Secreta.
In 2004 she
was soloist in a programme of music by Handel with Alexandria Choral Society
(VA), and in January 2007 with the Folger Consort
in Washington DC.
involvement with 16th-century vocal music as scholar and editor has run parallel with her
specialisation as performer of this repertoire, which has provided unique opportunities to acquire firsthand knowledge of the music.
Over the past 30 years she
has made dozens of performing editions from original sources, for groups such as the Sixteen, the Hilliard Ensemble
, the Tallis Scholars, Vox
and the Taverner Consort; some of these are published by Stainer & Bell, Mapa Mundi, the Church Music Society and Oxenford Imprint
(with which she
has been closely associated).