Harriss, Charles Albert Edwin


Organist and composer; born in London. As a boy he was chorister at St. Mark's, Wrexham, where his father was organist. Studied at St. Michael's College, Tenbury. He was assistant organist at St. Giles', Reading, organist at Welshpool, and, in 1881, private organist to the Earl of Powis. Since 1883 he has lived with his father at Montreal, Canada, where he at first was organist at Christ Church Cathedral, then at the Church of St. James the Apostle; the latter has become famous for its excellent music. He has founded a glee and madrigal society. Among his compositions are an opera, Torquil; a cantata, Daniel before the King; many anthems; piano and organ-music and songs.