HEAR a world-class organist give a recital in west Dorset.

Andrew Millington will play Lyme’s mighty Škrabl organ in St Michael's Church on Tuesday, July 23.

The programme will include Sonata Eroica by Jongen; three chorale preludes from 'The Eighteen' by JS Bach; variations on 'King Jesus Hath a Garden' by Flor Peeters; and pieces by Mozart, Handel, Max Reger and Alexandre Guilmant.

Andrew was director of music at Exeter Cathedral from 1999 to 2015, and his work with the cathedral choir included broadcasts, recordings and tours of Russia, France, Norway and the USA. Previously he held the same position at Guildford Cathedral.

He is well known as a recitalist, having played in most major UK venues, and his recordings as an organ soloist include a highly acclaimed DVD on the organ of Exeter Cathedral. From 2003 to 2017 he was director of music of Exeter Philharmonic Choir, and he is also an active composer of church music.

Andrew has a close association with music in Lyme Regis. Over the last few years he has worked regularly with Lyme Bay Chorale as guest conductor, rehearsal director and concert accompanist. He took part in the recent premiere of ‘Go, Goliath!’ by local composer Nicholas Brown and librettist Simon Ford, and the Devon County Junior Choir performed his ‘Sequence for Devon’ song cycle at the same event.

The recital, organised by the South Wessex Organ Society, begins at 7.30pm on Tuesday, July 23 and tickets are £10 on the door. Refreshments will be available in the interval.