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Andrew Millington (born 1952) is a British cathedral organist, and served as Director of Music at Exeter between 1999 and 2015.[1] He is also active as a composer, and has had several choral pieces published.[2]

Andrew Millington
Born1952
OccupationOrganist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford
(1983-1999)
Organist and Master of the Choristers at Exeter
(1999-2015)
Composer
Spouse(s)Madeleine Cooke
Children3

As a boy Millington sang in the choir at Great Malvern Priory.[2] He attended the King's School, Worcester where he was talent-spotted by Christopher Robinson, the Organist and Master of the Choristers at Worcester Cathedral.[2] Another important influence from this time was Harry Bramma.[3] He was still a schoolboy when he became accompanist to the City of Birmingham Choir, of which Robinson was the longstanding conductor.[2] He moved on to Downing College, Cambridge, serving as organ scholar between 1971 and 1974. It was during this time that he became a fellow of the Royal College of Organists (FRCO).[2] At Cambridge he obtained his degree. His teachers included David Willcocks, George Guest and John Rutter.[2]

In 1975 he was appointed assistant organist at Gloucester Cathedral, a role he combined with a teaching post at the cathedral school (King's School). He stayed at Gloucester till 1983, during which time he was centrally involved in various aspects of the Three Choirs Festival.[2] In 1983 he took over from Philip Moore as Director of Music at Guildford Cathedral.[2] He moved again in 1999, taking over from Lucian Nethsingha at Exeter.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ David Davies. Acting Director of Music (2016). "Exeter Cathedral 2014-2015" (PDF). The Federation of Old Cathedral Choristers' Associations (fcoca). p. 23. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Andrew Millington". Trinity College Choir. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Andrew Millington". Music & Vision. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Philip Moore
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Guildford Cathedral
1983-1999
Succeeded by
Stephen Farr
Preceded by
Lucian Nethsingha
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Exeter Cathedral
1999-2015
Succeeded by
Timothy Noon