Talk with Philip Moore

York Minster has been a centre of musical excellence for centuries. Organist Emeritus of the Minster Philip Moore, himself a distinguished part of the line of musical leadership for twenty five years, gives a talk illustrating some of the highlights of this living tradition. 

28 April 2024


Philip Moore

Philip Moore was a student at the Royal College of Music and has a Bachelor in Music degree from Durham University. 

He was Organist and Master of the Music at York Minster for twenty five years.  Before moving to York he held posts at Guildford Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral and Eton College. He retired from the Minster in 2008 and was appointed an Organist Emeritus.   

He now enjoys life as an itinerant organist but spends much of his time composing.   As well as writing for choirs and organs, there is also some chamber music, as well as three cantatas, a requiem and a concerto for organ and orchestra.


Nicholas Riddle
Andrea Haines
Tansy Castledine
Roxanna Panufnik
Pete Gunstone
Ebor Singers
Alison Barrington
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
Carl Jackson
Victoria Johnson
Adrian Bawtree
Andy Thomas
James Gilchrist
Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
Alexander L’Estrange
Peter Asprey
Robert Sharpe
Philip Moore
William McVicker