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Francis Hemington Edit Profile

organist , choral conductor.

Francis Hemington, British organist, choral conductor. Mason, President Illinois Council National Association of Organists, 1917-1923.

Background

Hemington, Francis was born on August 22, 1866 in London, England. Son of James Alexis and Emily (Allen) Hemington.

Education

Associate Royal College Organists, London, 1885. Doctor of Music, New York Conservatory of Music, 1910.

Career

Came to America, 1893. Organist and choirmaster, Grace Episcopal Church, Oak Park, Illinois, 1893-1894. St. Paul’s Universalist Church, Chicago, 1894-1898.

Church of the Epiphany, Chicago, 1898-1922. Zion Temple (Jewish), Chicago, 1910-1920. Pilgrim Congressional Church, Oak Park, since 1922.

Founder, 1894, since director Oak Park School of Music. Director Pilgrim Choral Society since 1923.

Membership

Mason, President Illinois Council National Association of Organists, 1917-1923.

Connections

Married Sarah Jane Horn, March 2, 1892.

father:
James Alexis Hemington

mother:
Emily (Allen) Hemington

spouse:
Sarah Jane Horn