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Andrew Millington

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
OccupationOrganist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford
Organist and Master of the Choristers at Exeter
Spouse(s)Madeleine Cooke

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]


  1. ^ David Davies. Acting Director of Music (2016). "Exeter Cathedral 2014-2015" (PDF). The Federation of Old Cathedral Choristers' Associations (fcoca). p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 January 2017. 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
Succeeded by
Stephen Farr
Preceded by
Lucian Nethsingha
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Exeter Cathedral
Succeeded by
Timothy Noon