Top musicians lead Axminster and District Choral Society’s performance

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 February 2017

Andrew Millington. Picture Contributed

Andrew Millington. Picture Contributed


Mozart and Gershwin will be on the programme at the next concert to be performed by Axminster and District Choral Society.

David Davies. Picture: ContributedDavid Davies. Picture: Contributed

On Sunday, February 19, at 3pm at the Minster, in Axminster, the society will present an array of popular classical music on piano and organ.

The society’s president, Andrew Millington, together with Devon-based organist David Davies, will play a range of pieces by composers from Mozart to Gershwin.

The programme, which is expected to last about 75 minutes and will be followed by afternoon tea, will also include the William Tell Overture by Rossini, Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March and the rousing Washington Post March by Sousa, alongside arrangements of lesser-known duets and solo items designed to display the versatility of the two instruments.

Andrew Millington’s career in cathedral music covers some 40 years, most recently as director of music at Exeter Cathedral, where his work with the cathedral choir included several broadcasts and recordings and highly successful tours of Russia, France, Norway and USA.

Originally from North Wales, David Davies was educated at Eton College, Magdalen College, Oxford (where he was organ scholar) and at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University.

David has held church organist positions on both sides of the Atlantic. In the USA he was artistic director of Atlanta Schola Cantorum.

Returning to the UK he was director of the Surrey Festival Choir.

He is a commissioned composer both in this country and the USA.

David lives in Devon and, having held the assistant director of music position at Exeter Cathedral, now pursues a freelance career.

Tickets, to include afternoon tea following the performance, will cost £10 (children and students free) and are available from members of the choir, Archway bookshop or by calling 01297 33576.

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