Biography of Moore Philip:
Philip John Moore was born in London on 30th September 1943. He received his musical education at the Royal College of Music, where he studied the Organ, Piano, Composition and Conducting. Whilst a student he was Organist and Choirmaster at St. Gabriel's Church. Cricklewood. In 1965 he was appointed to the music staff at Eton College, and in 1968 he became Assistant Organist at Canterbury Cathedral. In 1974 he succeeded Dr. Barry Rose as Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral, and in 1983 he moved to York Minster where he became Organist and Master of the Music, in succession to Dr. Francis Jackson. Philip Moore holds a BMus degree from Durham University, also diplomas of the Royal College of Organists, from which he received the Turpin, Limpus and Read prizes. He is also a graduate of the Royal Schools of Music, and an examiner for the Associated Board. His work at York Minster occupies most of his time, but he is also conductor of the York Musical Society, a chorus of one hundred and twenty singers. He is intermittently active as an organ recitalist and has given recitals both in this country and abroad. His work as a composer is well known and, as well as writing extensively for the Church and the Organ, he has written a considerable amount of orchestral and chamber music. There are also three cantatas for chorus and orchestra. He has two daughters and a son, all in their twenties, and among his recreations are those of collecting old fountain pens, cooking, reading, flying kites, making log fires and collecting Imari porcelain. He has also recently begun collecting motor cars.