Perry, George Frederick



English organist and composer, of considerable talent. Born at Nor. wich. After studying the violin, piano and theory he went to London in 1822 and immediately became director of music at the Haymarket Theatre. Later he was made organist of Quebec Chapel, but in 1846 he resigned this position to go to Trinity Church, Gray's Inn Road. He also led the orchestra of the Sacred Harmonic Society from 1832 to 1847, and the next year was for a short time conductor, leaving the society soon after. His compositions include an overture, The Persian Hunters; the oratorios, Elijah and the Priests of Baal, The Fall of Jerusalem, The Death of Abel, and Hezekiah; a cantata, Belshazzar's Feast; the opera, Morning, Noon and Night; anthems; songs; and some piano-pieces.