George Charles Gray

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George Charles Gray (1897–1981) was an English cathedral organist, who served in Leicester Cathedral.[1]


Gray was born on 7 October 1897 in Nutfield. He was educated at Rotherham Grammar School. He saw military service in World War I. He was a pupil of Edward Bairstow at the same time as Gerald Finzi.[2] In 1928 he gained a B Mus degree from Durham. He lectured at Leicester University (1931–1946) and at the Leicester College of Education (1945–1976). He was awarded an honorary M Mus degree by Leicester University in 1968 and a Lambeth D Mus degree in 1969.

At Leicester, one of his pupils was Stanley Vann, later organist of Peterborough Cathedral.

Other pupils of his included Harold Dexter and Jonathan Gregory, the latter becoming cathedral organist at St Anne's cathedral, Belfast.

He died at Leicester on 24 March 1981.


Organist of:


  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  2. ^ Gerald Finzi: his life and music. Diana M. McVeagh
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Gordon Archbold Slater
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Leicester Cathedral
Succeeded by
Peter Gilbert White