Philip White-Jones




Philip was born and educated in Liverpool where he was a music scholar at Liverpool College. At the age of 8, he was awarded a place in the choir of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral where he remained as a chorister until 1995. After leaving the choir, Philip took up a place as a student at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music to study organ, piano, French horn and composition. He spent his gap year as Assistant Organist at Winchester College prior to taking up the Organ Scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Philip received both the Associateship and Fellowship diplomas from the Royal College of Organists while an undergraduate. From 2003 to July 2008, he held the joint position of Assistant Organist at Winchester Cathedral and Organist of St Swithun's School, Winchester serving for his final term as Acting Assistant Director of Music and Director of the Girls' Choir at the Cathedral. In September 2008 he took up the appointment of Assistant Director of Music at Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire where he played for all major choral services and directed the Minster Girls' Choir and the Minster Chorale. During this time he was involved in a number of foreign tours and participated in the recording of two CDs: Lo, new born Jesus as Organist and Christus Rex as Director. He also served as an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music from 2009-2012 and as accompanist to Nottingham Harmonic Society from 2008-2012.

Recent organ recital venues have included Bath Abbey, Winchester Cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral, Chester Cathedral, St John's College, Cambridge, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Blackburn Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, The Albert Hall, Nottingham and Southwell Minster. He has also worked extensively as a piano accompanist with the tenor William Kendall and with the bass Jimmy Holliday, including recitals at the Newbury Festival and Warwick Arts Centre. Works have included Schubert's Schwanengesang, Schumann's Dichterliebe, Brahms' Vier ernste Gesänge, Finzi's Let us Garlands Bring and Britten's Canticle II.

Philip is now a pilot for British Airways, based near London Gatwick, but is still available for freelance work as musician. He is available to play for weddings, funerals and other liturgical events as well as accompanying on the organ or piano up to and including Diploma level. He is also available for teaching organ, piano, theory and paperwork for Royal College of Organists' diplomas.

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