George John Bennett (organist)

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George John Bennett (1863–1930) was an English cathedral organist and composer, who served in Lincoln Cathedral from 1895.[1]


George John Bennett was born on 5 May 1863 in Andover, Hampshire. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music under G.A. Macfarren and C. Steggall, and also abroad, in Berlin under H. Barth (piano) and F. Kiel (composition) as well as in Munich (1885-1887) under H. Bussmeyer (piano) and Josef Rheinberger (composition).


Organist of:


  • 2 overtures for orchestra
  • Suite in D minor for orchestra
  • Mass in B flat major for soli, choir and orchestra
  • Piano trio in E major
  • Piano pieces
  • Organ pieces


  1. The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
Cultural offices
Preceded by
John Matthew Wilson Young
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Lincoln Cathedral
Succeeded by
Gordon Archbold Slater