George Charles Gray
Gray was born on 7 October 1897 in Nutfield. He was educated at Rotherham Grammar School. He saw military service in World War I. He was a pupil of Edward Bairstow at the same time as Gerald Finzi. In 1928 he gained a B Mus degree from Durham. He lectured at Leicester University (1931–1946) and at the Leicester College of Education (1945–1976). He was awarded an honorary M Mus degree by Leicester University in 1968 and a Lambeth D Mus degree in 1969.
Other pupils of his included Harold Dexter and Jonathan Gregory, the latter becoming cathedral organist at St Anne's cathedral, Belfast.
He died at Leicester on 24 March 1981.
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