George William Wilmot George William Wilmot was a choirmaster, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose life and work was largely centered in New Brunswick, NJ. Born in 1858, Wilmot attended Rutgers College where he sang in the Glee Club, a touring group he would eventually direct. An advance notice of the group’s Christmas 1887 performance in Richmond, Va. declared: “The club is composed of fourteen members, has been in existence fifteen years, and has won for itself a reputation second to no other college club in the country.” (Richmond Dispatch, 7). Around 1889, Wilmot was also recorded in performance as the bass player in the New Brunswick Opera House orchestra conducted by Fred. A. Hart (Raritan, 17).
In the late 1800s, Wilmo… Go to person page >