George F Graham

George F. Graham. Organist, teacher, writer, fl 1854-66. He was organist at the American Presbyterian (later Erskine and American United) Church in Montreal and wrote The Vocal Tutor (Montreal 1854), a textbook of musical rudiments.

Graham, George F

George F. Graham. Organist, teacher, writer, fl 1854-66. He was organist at the American Presbyterian (later Erskine and American United) Church in Montreal and wrote The Vocal Tutor (Montreal 1854), a textbook of musical rudiments. He moved in 1855 to Toronto, where he became organist-choirmaster at St George's Anglican Church. In 1856 he initiated the Canadian Musical Review, Canada's first English-language music journal. A copy of the first issue is held at the National Library of Canada. He participated in Toronto concerts as an organist and a pianist until at least 1866. His Quintet in F for piano and string quartet, one of the earliest instances of a chamber music composition in Canada, was performed at a concert in 1858.