Canonbury Chamber ChoirAnthony Milledge our Musical Director


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Anthony Milledge Anthony Milledge has been an organist, composer and choirmaster since the age of sixteen. After completing a research degree at Manchester University, he took up music professionally, studying in London with Nicholas Hawtry and Anthony Kinsella.

His career includes many appearances as pianist, harpsichordist and organist, both as a soloist and in ensemble work. He was director of music at Kingsway Hall from 1973 until its closure, and later at St Philip's, Kensington. He has taught for the Open University since its inception. He founded the Holborne Consort, now the Holborne Players, in 1976, and took over the Canonbury Chamber Choir in 1980, composing pieces for them and producing performing editions of many of the earlier works they sing, as well as training and conducting the choir. He was Conductor of the Whitecross Orchestra from 1998 to 2008, and composed and made many arrangements for them.

In Sept 2001 he was awarded a Doctorate from Durham University for his thesis on the sixteenth century Flemish composer, Dyricke Gerarde. The thesis included a complete edition of Gerarde's works.

As well as Canonbury Chamber Choir Anthony Milledge conducts the Furness Bach Choir and the Barrow Male Voice Choir.

Peforming editions, produced by Anthony Milledge, are published by Pandion Music who can be found at