Philip Moore at 70
7:30pm, Saturday 11 May 2013
St Pancras Parish Church, NW1 2BA
Vox Turturis directed by Andrew Gant presents this celebration of the music of Philip Moore, interspersed with music by other composers associated with York Minster.
- In jejunio fletuThomas Tallis
- Three Prayers of Dietrich BonhoefferPhilip Moore
- Caedmon of WhitbyPhilip Moore
- Beati quorum viaCharles Villiers Stanford
- Deus MisereaturPhilip Moore
- Cantate DominoPhilip Moore
- Domine Jesu ChristeFrancis Jackson
- Salutatio AngelicaPhilip Moore
- Baby, born todayPhilip Moore
- Lord, when the wise menPhilip Moore
- What is the crying at Jordan?Philip Moore
- Let all mortal flesh keep silenceEdward Bairstow
- As the Father hath loved mePhilip Moore
- I saw him standingPhilip Moore
- Lo, that is a marvellous changePhilip Moore
- Three Oxford SongsPhilip Moore
World premiereLondon premiere
Andrew Gant formed Vox Turturis in 2012 out of an enthusiasm and commitment to the work of some of today’s most serious and important composers. A small choir of between eight and twelve voices, Vox Turturis has a wide repertoire which includes music written specially by its director Andrew Gant, and music by composers including Paul Spicer, Philip Moore, Francis Jackson, and Edward Bairstow. It is also committed to the most interesting early music through the newest scholarship.
The name of Philip Moore conjures up the dreamy picture of the beautiful and imposing towers of York Minster, where, for more than 20 years, he held the post of Organist and Master of the Music, having succeeded Dr Francis Jackson in 1983. However, if you peruse the catalogues of those British publishers who specialise in choral music, you’ll also see his name in most of them, as a composer and arranger.
Philip Moore was born in London and received his musical education at the Royal College of Music, where he studied organ, piano, composition, and conducting. His career has since led him through a succession of the UK’s most respected choral institutions, where he has built on his expertise on the great Cathedral performance traditions.