Born: Apr­il 23, 1821, War­wick, War­wick­shire, Eng­land (source: 1881 cen­sus).

Died: Au­gust 25, 1897, Lei­ces­ter, Lei­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land.

Buried: Wel­ford Road Ce­me­te­ry, Lei­ces­ter, Eng­land.


Löhr was a cho­ris­ter at Mag­dalen Col­lege, Ox­ford, and went on to at­tend the Uni­ver­si­ties of Leip­zig and Mu­nich.

He worked for a while as as­sist­ant to Za­cha­ri­ah Buck at Nor­wich Ca­thed­ral, then moved to Lei­ces­ter in 1845, to play the or­gan at St. Mar­ga­ret’s Church, a po­si­tion he held for four de­cades.

He al­so taught mu­sic, or­ga­nized mu­sic fes­ti­vals, and, in 1856, found­ed the Lei­ces­ter Am­a­teur Har­mon­ic So­cie­ty. As of 1881, he was a pro­fes­sor of mu­sic in Lei­ces­ter.



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