Locke, Warren A.


Organist and choral director; was born at Charlestown, Mass. He has played piano and organ since he was fifteen years old, and in Harvard College, whence he was graduated in 1869, he was director of the College Glee Club, pianist of the Pierian Sodality and director and manager of music for the Hasty Pudding Club. From 1869 to 1874 he had charge of music at St. Mark's School and St. Mark's Church at Southborough, Mass., and for the four years following studied in Germany. On his return to America in 1878 he became organist and choirmaster of St. John's Church, at Boston Highlands, and after a year there, organist and director of the First Parish at Cambridge, remaining there eight years. In 1888 he became organist and choirmaster of St. Paul's Church in Boston, a position he still occupies. He is likewise choirmaster and organist at Appleton Chapel, Harvard University, where he has been since 1882.