17th February 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Richard Moore read Music as Organ Scholar of St John’s College, Oxford, after which he took up a place at the Royal College of Music, studying Organ with David Graham, graduating from the MMus degree with distinction, and the Walford Davies prize in organ performance. Until August 2014, Richard held the William and Irene Miller Organ Scholarship at St Paul’s Cathedral, where, in addition to playing for services and training choristers, he also played at a number of important occasions, including the funeral of Baroness Thatcher. After leaving St Paul’s, he spent a year as Acting Assistant Organist of St Martin-in-the-Fields, where he accompanied the three principal choirs in a varied liturgical and concert programme, and on Radio 3 and 4. A highlight of Richard’s time at St Martin’s was the service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, which took place in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family, and was broadcast on BBC television. Richard was the Assistant Organist at Winchester Cathedral, and is excited to have now taken up the post of Sub Organist at Guildford Cathedral. Together with the trumpeter Ellie Lovegrove he recently recorded a disc as Trumpet and Organ duo Illumina. Richard continues his organ studies with David Graham and Bine Katrine Bryndorf.