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St Paul's welcomes its new Organ Scholar

As the new academic term begins with the return from holiday of the Cathedral Choristers, St Paul's is also welcoming a new Organ Scholar to the Cathedral.

Richard Moore has been awarded the Cathedral's much-coveted William and Irene Miller Organ Scholarship and will work in the music department alongside Director of Music Andrew Carwood, Organist Simon Johnson and Sub-Organist Timothy Wakerell.

Richard began his training as an organist in the Portsmouth Diocese with Rosemary Field, before spending a year as Organ Scholar at Southwell Minster. He went on to read Music at St John’s College, Oxford as the College’s Organ Scholar, and was active as an accompanist, featuring on commercial recordings with the choirs of St John’s, and also Exeter College.

He currently studies organ with David Graham at the Royal College of Music, where he is in the second year of the MMus programme.

Active as a continuo player in the Historical Performance department, recent projects have included tours to France and Italy, in addition to work with the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, where he was Organ Scholar until August 2012.

Alongside the Organ Scholarship at St Paul’s, Richard also holds the post of Sir George Thalben-Ball Memorial Organ Scholar at St Michael’s, Cornhill.

Richard replaces Simon Hogan, who has gone on to Southwell Minster as Assistant Director of Music.

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