Andrew Millington, Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s musical director for the last fourteen years, will conduct the choir for the last time next month - his farewell concert will be Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius on May 20th in collaboration with The Sinfonietta.
The Exeter-based conductor, organist and composer has been a key figure in Devon’s classical music scene since 1999 when he moved to the city to become Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral. In 2003, he stepped up to the rostrum to join Exeter Philharmonic Choir, the city’s oldest choral society.
Join Exeter Choral Society for our winter concert on the theme of Peace and Goodwill. Programme includes
Faure Requiem; Finzi In terra pax; Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
We are conducted by Laurence Blyth, accompanied by Andrew Millington, and joined by soloists Julia Featherstone (soprano) and James Quilligan (baritone).Tickets £12 (£6 NUS students) include refreshments and programme.
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A new work for choir and orchestra inspired by a book of Saxon poetry is to be heard for the first time at Exeter Cathedral on March 12.
‘The Seafarer’ by Andrew Millington will be performed by The Exeter Philharmonic Choir in a special, sea-themed concert. Andrew was Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral from 1999 to 2015 and has been leading the choir since 2003. For the new work, his first for choir and orcestra, Andrew has used lines from the modern English translation of the 'Exeter Book' a Saxon text kept at the Cathedral, along with phrases from the Book of Psalms that...
The retiring musical director of Exeter Cathedral, Andrew Millington, has called for more investment in children’s musical education, saying it can transform lives.
Andrew, who has been made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music in recognition of his contribution to church music over the last 40 years, said the increasing interest in choirs and singing, that has given birth to the Military Wives choirs and others, showed there were some ‘green shoots’ but that many church choirs were struggling.
“We know from the outreach work we do with the Cathedral choir how so...
Exeter Cathedral Exeter Philharmonic Choir with The Sinfonietta, leader Richard Studt
Conductor: Andrew Millington
Exeter Philharmonic Choir, recently described as “a choir on fine form” will perform Mendelssohn’s great oratorio, Elijah, in the Cathedral on Saturday 16th May under the baton of Andrew Millington. The choir is already relishing the high drama of the work as they start rehearsals.
A hugely popular work, Elijah was effectively the Messiah of its day. Two thousand people attended the...
On 12 October, Exeter Cathedral is hosting its Diamond Jubilee Grand Nave Dinner in support of the Third Millennium Campaign, which ensures that the Cathedral and its mission are sustained for the future. John Nettles is kindly giving his time to entertain the dinner guests with readings drawn from the archives and there will be music from David Webb, a former chorister, who is now forging a professional career together with the Cathedral's own musicians, choristers and the Devon County Junior choir. Tickets have been sold out, but there is a waiting list should there be any returns so do get...