Two top pianists to perform in concert in Axminster

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:16 03 May 2019

David Davies. Picture: Axminster Choral Society

David Davies. Picture: Axminster Choral Society

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Two top pianists Andrew Millington and David Davies will be performing in Axminster in May.

Andrew Millington. Picture ContributedAndrew Millington. Picture Contributed

Two top pianists will be performing in concert in Axminster towards the end of May.

Andrew Millington and David Davies will present an attractive programme of music for two pianos on Saturday, May 25, at 7pm, at the Minster Church .

The performance will include a Rachmaninov Suite, Gustav Holst's The Planets and other items.

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 costing £10 are available from Archway Books, Church Street, Axminster. Telephone: 01297 33595 or members of the choir.

For further information phone 01404 881 838 or see website: www.axminsterchoral.co.uk

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