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organist , composer

Charles Wenham Smith, British organist, composer.

Background

Smith, Charles Wenham was born on December 25, 1851 in London, England. Son of Charles and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Smith.

Education

Studied under Sir George Elvey, E. Hopkins, Meyer Lutz and Charles Steggall.

Career

Organist parish church, Banstead, Surrey, England, 1866-1868, Holy Trinity Church, Barnes, Surrey, 1868-1870, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Newark, New Jersey, 1880-1885, First Baptist Church, Brooklyn, 1885-1886, St. James R.C. Church, New York City, 1886-1888, 1890-1892, Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, 1888-1890. Organist and choir master First Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey, since 1892. Organist, Temple B’nai Jeshuran, Newark, New Jersey Conductor Newark Opera Company, 1892-1895.

Composer: Mass in G, 1877. Mass in F, 1879; also anthems, part songs, songs, piano and organ works. Home: Newark, New Jersey.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Mass in G, 1877. Mass in F, 1879

    • also anthems, part songs, songs, piano and organ works.

Connections

Married Eliza Street, of Sussex, England, August 8, 1876.

father:
Charles Smith

mother:
Margaret (Fitzgerald) Smith

spouse:
Eliza Street