Douglas Millson

(George) Douglas Millson. Organist, choirmaster, campanologist, b Kingsville, near Windsor, Ont, 20 Jun 1908. He was the son of a Methodist minister and played the organ in his father's church at 13. He later studied at the TCM and the Union Theological Seminary, New York City.

Millson, Douglas

(George) Douglas Millson. Organist, choirmaster, campanologist, b Kingsville, near Windsor, Ont, 20 Jun 1908. He was the son of a Methodist minister and played the organ in his father's church at 13. He later studied at the TCM and the Union Theological Seminary, New York City. He was organist-choirmaster 1936-52 at churches in Port Hope and Chatham, Ont, before moving to Edmonton, where he served 1952-74 as organist-choirmaster at Robertson (renamed Robertson-Wesley) United Church and was the conductor 1954-7 of the Edmonton Male Chorus. He introduced handbell ringing into the program at the church. He was sent by the Alberta government to study campanology 1966-7 at Riverside Church, New York, and at Princeton U. Concurrently he performed (1966-79) on the bell synthesizer at the Alberta Legislative Buildings, Edmonton. Upon retiring he moved to London, Ont.