1865–1934
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September 9, 1865, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Eng­land.

September 24, 1934, Hollywood, Cal­i­for­nia.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Cal­i­for­nia.

Lemare received the Goss scholarship at Bri­tain’s Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in 1878, and went on to became a fellow of the RAM and the Royal College of Organists.

He played the organ at St. John the Evangelist’s, Browns­wood Park; St. An­drew’s Church, and Public Hall, Car­diff, Wales; the Parish Church, Shef­field (1886); Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street; and St. Mar­gar­et’s Church, West­min­ster.

He made a recital tour of Ca­na­da and Amer­i­ca in 1900, and also toured Eur­ope, Aus­tral­ia, and New Zea­land, where he helped design organs for the Auck­land Town Hall. He played the organ at the Car­ne­gie Institute in Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia (1902–15), gave recitals at the Pa­na­ma-Pacific Exposition in San Fran­cis­co, Cal­i­for­nia, in 1915, and was municipal organist in San Fran­cis­co (1917–21) and Port­land, Maine (1921).

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