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TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD MILLS. For Rupert Christiansen, the opera critic of the Daily Telegraph, he was “the most enlightened of sponsors, blessed with a connoisseur’s appreciation of the art form and a keenly intelligent nose for the good cause. Sir Peter Moores in 2004 at the opening of the art gallery at Compton Verney. During 1993, the Foundation bought Compton Verney House in Warwickshire, which was then categorized as a building ‘at risk’, and transferred the ownership to a Trust supported by the Foundation.
Sir Peter Moores, heir to the Littlewoods fortune and patron of the arts, is closing the Peter Moores Foundation.
The gallery was given an endowment to maintain the historic fabric and grounds—and otherwise required to look after itself. His biennial contemporary art exhibitions were held at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool from 1971 to 1986. In particular, his long support of Opera Rara allowed the company to develop and flourish when without his annual investment, it would have disappeared. Thanks to his unwavering support, Opera Rara has been able to create and build an invaluable catalogue, which includes more than 60 recordings. Much of this sharing was on a grand scale.  The Foundation continued in existence until 5 April 2014, when its funds were exhausted.  It has also supported the Opera in English project. The Foundation, set up by Sir Peter Moores in 1964, will conclude its philanthropic work with a two-year Swansong project, beginning in 2013..
 In March 2004 the Compton Verney Gallery at the House was opened by Prince Charles. Moores was socially awkward, especially with strangers, and ably concealed the goodness of his heart—though not from his personal staff, who were strongly attached to him. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. He also purchased, in 1993, Compton Verney, a magnificent country house east of Stratford-upon-Avon, converting it into a museum where he shared his collection of Chinese silver and other precious artworks with visitors. Peter was always the most exemplary of hosts. He remained a loyal and generous supporter for the subsequent 40 years, enabling us to bring to light operatic masterpieces and enlist the best possible operatic talent to help us bring these works back to life. His Foundation went on in existence until April 5, 2014, when its funds were exhausted.
His elder sister Lady Grantchester (née Betty Moores), the widow of Kenneth Bent Suenson-Taylor, 2nd Baron Grantchester (1921–1995) is the nominal head of the family. His father, Sir John Moores, was the founder of the Littlewoods company, though the family no longer owns it. Brother of Private; John Moores, Jr, CBE DL and Janitha Moores, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Moores_(businessman%29. Though folk art did not engage his sympathies, this acquisition led to the bequest of the Marx-Lambert Collection in 1998. https://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Peter-Moores-CBE-DL/6000000019426247061 He for many years heavily supported the Opera Rara classical music label, as well as the Opera in English project, and is also active in charitable projects in Barbados. One of his guests asked Peter: “Who are these noisy and disruptive children?” Peter replied: “They are my friends.”. The son of Sir John Moores, the founder of the Littlewoods football pools empire, he used the family fortune to help others and he is reputed to have given away an astonishing 93 million. Peter was born in Lancashire, the son of John Moores and his wife Ruby (nee Knowles). Responding to a request from my wife and collaborator, Wendy Harpe, Peter purchased a former church in Liverpool through his charitable foundation to provide a home for Britain’s first community arts project, originally named Great Georges Community Arts Project and now the Black-E. It was an odd meeting.
During its fifty years, it donated over £231 million to the causes it supported. He remained a loyal and […] The Gallery has a permanent collection, and varied art collections and temporary exhibitions are also presented. Opera Rara’s long and close association with Sir Peter goes back to the early 1970’s when we took our very first steps as a company drawing attention to lesser known 19th-century Italian operas. On Fridays, we send our Editor’s picks of the top stories posted through the week. , To mark its final phase the Foundation's Swansong Project made donations to enable eight new productions in 2014/5 by British opera companies, including the British premiere of George Benjamin's Written on Skin at the Royal Opera House, Terry Gilliam's production of Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini, and three production of operas by Donizetti at the Welsh National Opera. In 1994 the foundation enabled a permanent Transatlantic Slave Trade Gallery at the Liverpool Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Jim Roselle, American radio broadcaster, Died at 89. Whether this made him happy may be doubted. Finden Sie perfekte Stock-Fotos zum Thema Sir Peter Moores sowie redaktionelle Newsbilder von Getty Images. He was an individualist, and ruffling people was an element of that individualism. His elder sister Lady Grantchester (née Betty Moores), is the widow of Kenneth Bent Suenson-Taylor, 2nd Baron Grantchester (1921–1995) .
In the Sunday Times Rich List 2006 the Moores' family wealth was estimated at £1,160m. Following a presentation at the Royal College of Art in London in 1970, artists and children from the Black-E were invited to Peter’s home, along with other guests, for refreshments. Peter also drew the Black-E’s innovatory arts work into mainstream settings, sponsoring a series of events during which visitors to his biennial contemporary arts exhibitions became artists themselves, now a mainstay for many galleries. Sir Peter Moores CBE DL (9 April 1932 – 23 March 2016) was a British businessman, art collector and philanthropist who was chairman of the Liverpool-based Littlewoods football pools and retailing business in the United Kingdom between 1977 and 1980.