Henry Hugh Bancroft

Henry Hugh Bancroft, organist, composer (b at Cleethorpes, Eng 29 Feb 1904; d at Edmonton, Alta 11 Sept 1988).

Henry Hugh Bancroft

Henry Hugh Bancroft, organist, composer (b at Cleethorpes, Eng 29 Feb 1904; d at Edmonton, Alta 11 Sept 1988). Educated in England, Bancroft arrived in Canada in 1929 to serve as organist-choirmaster at St Matthew's and All Saints' Anglican churches, Winnipeg, and later at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver. In 1948 he moved to Sydney, Australia. He returned to Winnipeg in 1953 and then moved to Nassau, Bahamas. In 1958 he became organist-choirmaster at All Saints' Cathedral, Edmonton, retiring in 1980. In 1977 he received the Lambeth degree from the Archbishop of Canterbury and in 1980 was awarded an honorary LLD from University of Alberta.