Charles Hancock

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Charles Hancock FRCO (4 January 1852 – 6 February 1927) was an organist and composer based in England.


His early musical education was as a chorister in the choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor. He was awarded his FRCO in 1872 and graduated from Oxford University in 1874.

In Leicester he was the conductor of the Leicester New Musical Society.[1]

He died on 6 February 1927,[2] a few weeks before the church was upgraded to cathedral status.[3]



He composed works for choir and organ.

Cultural offices
Preceded by
John Morland
Organist of St. Martin's Church, Leicester
1875 - 1927
Succeeded by
Gordon Archbold Slater


  1. ^ Dictionary of Organs and Organists, 1912
  2. ^ The Musical times and singing-class circular - Volume 68 - Page 369
  3. ^ A directory of composers for organ. John Henderson. 1996
  4. ^ Leicester Journal - Friday 28 May 1875