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organist , conductor

Horace Whitehouse, British organist, conductor. Member American Guild Organists, American Association University professors, Phi Mu Alpha, Pi Kappa Lambda.

Background

Whitehouse, Horace was born on January 25, 1881 in West Bromwich, England. Son of Walter William and Mary Lees (Davis) Whitehouse.

Education

Was brought to the United States in infancy. Graduate New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, 1904. Post-graduate work, same, 1906, and abroad, 1911.

Student Washburn College, 1917-1918. Honorary Dr.Mus., Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas, 1938.

Career

Assistant organist and choirmaster, Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, Boston, 1904-1909. Dean fine arts department Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas, 1909-1918. Was conductor Musical Arts Society, Topeka.

Guest professor University of California, 1917. Director College of Music, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1918-1921, and organist Christ Protestant Episcopal Church. Conductor Indianapolis Oratorio Society, 1921-1926.

Director College of Music, University of Colorado, 1926-1927, and organist 1st Baptist Church, Boulder, Colorado. Professor organ and church music, Northwestern University, 1927-1947, and organist and choirmaster Christ Church (Prot. Episcopal), Winnetka, Illinois, 1932-1945.

Choral conductor Chicago North Shore Musical Festival, 1931. Organist Chicago Choirmasters Association, 1935. Conductor male choir Garrett Biblical Institute, since 1947.

Pipe organ recitalist. Pipe organ and choral compositions.

Membership

Member American Guild Organists, American Association University professors, Phi Mu Alpha, Pi Kappa Lambda.

Connections

Married Emma Rempfer, February 3, 1916. Children: Robert Rempfer (deceased), Barbara, Martha, Horace Davis, Rempfer Lees, Philip Krein, Adelaide, Agatha, David Rempfer.

father:
Walter William Whitehouse

mother:
Mary Lees (Davis) Whitehouse

spouse:
Emma Rempfer

children:
Robert Rempfer Whitehouse (deceased)

Barbara Whitehouse

Martha Whitehouse

Horace Davis Whitehouse

Rempfer Lees Whitehouse

Philip Krein Whitehouse

Adelaide Whitehouse

Agatha Whitehouse

David Rempfer Whitehouse