© National Portrait Gallery

August 22, 1874, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.

May 1, 1946, York, England.


Bairstow taught for a while at Wind­sor, then was a student and assistant to Fred­er­ick Bridge at West­min­ster Ab­bey for six years. He played the organ at All Saints Church in Nor­folk Square, Lon­don, until 1899, when he became organist at Wig­an Parish Church, Lan­ca­shire. He transferred to Leeds Parish Church in 1913, then served as organist at York Mins­ter (1913–46). In addition, the University of Dur­ham awarded him a Doctorate of Music in 1902, and made him Professor of Music in 1929. King George V knight­ed him 1932.

  1. Minster Court

Bairstow’s burial place