Huntington, Jonathan, American tenor, singing teacher, and composer; b. Windham, Conn., Nov. 17, 1771; d. St. Louis, July 29, 1838. He was active as a singing teacher in Windham, in Troy, N.Y. (1806), in Northampton, Mass. (1807–11), and Boston (1812–29). While in Northampton, he became active as a singer as well. He was founder of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Soc, and at its first public concert on Dec. 25, 1815, he sang I Know That My Reedemer Liveth from Handel’s Messiah. In later years, he taught singing in St. Louis. He publ, the tunebooks The Albany Collection (1800), The Apollo Harmony (Northampton, Mass., 1807), The English Extracts (Northampton, Mass., 1809), and Classical Church Musick (Boston, 1812).
The H. Family in America (Hartford, Conn., 1915).
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