George Herbert Fairclough Edit Profile
Brother of Henry Rushton F. Student of University of Toronto, 1887-1889. Toronto Conservatory of Music, 1887-1889.
Royal High School of Music, Berlin, Germany, 1892-1895. Paris and London, England.
Has been a church organist since age of 11. Organist St. Mark’s Church, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1880, Church of Ascension, Hamilton, 1885, Church of Redeemer, Toronto, 1887, All Saints’ Church, Toronto, 1889. Frequently played at St. George’s English Church, Berlin, 1891-1895.
Organist St. Luke’s Epis. Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1895-1900, St. John’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1900-1943, retired (emeritus), 1943. Also organist Jewish Temple, St. Paul, 1904-1922.
Head of Piano, Organ and Theory departments, Macalester College School of Music. Conductor St. Paul Choral Association, 1903-1908. Museum director Brantford (Ontario) Ladies’ College, 1889-1891.
Director Museum Department, Kalamazoo (Michigan) College, 1895-1909. Conductor of large festival choruses in St. Paul at various times. Head of organ department, University of Minnesota School of Music, 1920-1937, emeritus since 1937.
Acting organist and choirmaster Grace (Episcopal) Cathedral, January-March 1946, St. Francis Episcopal Church, San Francisco, June-August 1948.
Fellow American Guild of Organists. Life; Mason (32 degree).
Married Helen Maude Freeman, September 22, 1897 (she died November 18, 1946). Children: Gordon Freeman, George Herbert, Helen Elizabeth (Mistress Charles W. Barnett), Edith Scribner (Mistress Harold Flemming), James Erving.
- James Fairclough
- Elizabeth (Erving) Fairclough
- Helen Maude Freeman
- George Herbert Fairclough
- Gordon Freeman Fairclough
- James Erving Fairclough
- Helen Elizabeth Fairclough (Mistress Charles W. Barnett)
- Edith Scribner Fairclough (Mistress Harold Flemming)