pianist. After the boy choir was started, a man was needed who understood tile training of boys' voices. Louis Coenen was the first to undertake the new work. He was a gifted musician and some of the manuscripts of his original compositions are in our music library today. Mr. Coenen was a violinist as well as an organist and he played first; violin in Gilmore's Orchestra which played in Boston at the Peace Jubilee after the Civil War. He was followed by Henry Cox, an Englishman, then Charles Chapin, who for many years after he left Christ Church was the organist of North Congregational Church in this city. We come next to J. Gilbert Wilson. Many will remember how many years he faithfully served the parish. Shortly after his death, the Rev. John Cotton Brooks preached a sermon, Dec. 23, 1888, in which he says, referring to Mr. Wilson: —"And not alone the pews but the chancel also is full of risen life for me on this memorial day, as I feel behind me-still the form of one who led our hearts and voices upward in thanksgiving, J. G. Wilson, our patient, faithful organist who today is joining, after his weary journey of earthly pain and work, in the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb. As I have met him on that long round of his work-day duties, many times he has said to me, 'I shall never see it, the new organ will never come for me.' 0, but he does see it even at this moment, and I can almost feel that he shares in our praises here."
Mr. Wilson was followed by Henry G. Chapin, a brother of Charles Chapin. Both of these men were skilled musicians and Christ Church owes much to them. Then came Charles Wilson, a son of J. Gilbert Wilson, who was organist for nineteen (19) years. There was great regret in the parish when he was obliged, through the pressure of other duties, to resign his position as organist. Mrs. Frank Monroe, who acted as faithful and efficient substitute during this period, was followed by Miss Irene Dickinson as organist and Mr. John Ahern director of music in the public schools of the city, as choir master and then Mr. Frederick Hall. Mr. Thomas Moxon, who came