Wilbur A. Christy

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Born: 1845

Died: 1928


Wilbur Amos Christy was born in Kinsman, Ohio. He attended the Normal Music School at Geneseo, New York, and, through that experience, decided to dedicate his life to music. He had an outstanding tenor voice and was encouraged to pursue an operatic career. He met J. G. Towner and together they held conventions and made concert tours in Pennsylvania and New York. He had additional studies with many others, including George J. Webb, George F. Root, Frederic W. Root, and Sir George A. Macfarren. He was director and teacher of the National Normal Institute in Lebanon, Ohio, where George F. Root was principal. He was known for his work in glee, chorus and class music; his convention work, and by his Sabbath school songs. His mission in his faith caused him to choose a change in career. Following the footsteps of his friend Philip P. Bliss, he decided to become a singing evangelist. He was most known as a Gospel singer and composer of Gospel hymns and songs.

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