He has recently released a DVD, receiving great reviews – ‘Bravado performances’, ‘This is one of the most outstanding instrumental releases on DVD this year’ (International Record Review), ‘Virtuosic and riveting’, ‘Highly recommended’ (Organists’ Review).
The Abbey choir was founded in the year 2009; the Choir has since developed a wide ranging repertoire, specialising in the early polyphonic music of the sixteenth century, from composers of the English School, Tavener, Byrd and Tallis, as well as composers of the continental schools, Palestrina, Victoria and Philips.
The girls’ choir very quickly matured, and under his direction was recognised as the leading choir of girl choristers in the country.
The girls’ choir also developed a series of broadcasts, recordings and tours.
During this time, Philip was pleased to be involved in many areas of the liturgical life of the cathedral; as well as the daily opus Dei (the daily round of choral services), Philip participated in television and radio broadcasts, CD recordings, concerts, and choir tours to Canada, Germany, France, Holland and Ireland, as well as venues in the United Kingdom.
In 2008, Philip embarked upon an exciting project, in conjunction with the Cathedral Choir School, to found a choir of girl choristers, giving girls the opportunity to benefit from a chorister education.
For all enquiries, please email: Appointed Assistant Organist at the Abbey in September 2016.
Philip, originally born in St Helens, Merseyside, spent the previous twelve years at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.
Philip graduated from Liverpool Hope University, with a combined honours degree in Theology and Religious Studies, with Music.
He was formally the Organist and Assistant Director of Music at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.
He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Christ’s and Notre Dame College in Liverpool and was Organ Scholar at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral studying with Noel Rawsthorne, Terence Duffy and Philip Duffy. Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire.
Commencing on Saturday 14th April 2018 over the nine days we will be hosting performances from the world renowned Westminster Cathedral Choir, the Choir of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, as well as a specially commissioned work by Matthew Martin.