Charles John Vincent

VINCENT, Charles John. b. Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, 19 September 1852; d. Monte Carlo, 23 February 1934. He was the son of an organist, organ builder, and music seller; he was educated at Durham, as a chorister of the Cathedral. He studied under the Cathedral organist, Philip Armes*, and became organist of Monkwearmouth Parish Church at a young age (sixteen or seventeen, 1869). He undertook further study in Leipzig before becoming (1877) organist of Tavistock Parish Church, Devon, and Kelly College, Tavistock (an independent school). In 1883 he moved to London to become organist of Christ Church, Hampstead. With his friends C.W. Pearce and E.J. Hopkins*, he founded a magazine, The...

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