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musician

John Vernon Butler, musician. Member American Guild of Organists.

Background

Butler, John Vernon was born on August 24, 1868 in Birmingham, England. Son of Thomas and Hephzibah (Vernon) Butler.

Education

Studied voice culture and organ with prominent Boston and London teachers.

Career

Organist and choirmaster Chestnut Street Congressional Church, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founder and conductor Worcester Oratorio Society, 1897-1937, at which has been given the first performance in the United States of several important choral compositions. Conductor Worcester Woman’s Club Choral Class, 1919-1930.

Vice president Worcester County Music Festival Association, 1904-1923.

Membership

Member American Guild of Organists.

Connections

Married Ruth Nelson, of Worcester, Massachusetts, June 22, 1905. Children: John Vernon, Ruth Vernon, Marion Nelson.

father:
Thomas Butler

mother:
Hephzibah (Vernon) Butler

spouse:
Ruth Nelson

children:
John Vernon Butler

Ruth Vernon Butler

Marion Nelson Butler