Born Enfield, Middlesex 5 March 1913, died Vancouver 28 July 1998. Carter was educated at the George Spicer School, Enfield, and studied music under Harold Darke. He took the diplomas of FRCO (1948) and CHM (1949). From 1941 to 1948 he was organist of St Paul's Church, St Albans, Hertfordshire, and then, from 1948 to 1951, assistant organist of St Albans Cathedral and Abbey. VII He was appointed at Armagh in April 1951, and soon became conductor of local choral societies in Armagh and district. Under Carter the organ was rebuilt to his specification and the choir regularly broadcast Choral Evensong on radio. V He left Armagh in August 1966, emigrating to Canada, to become organist of St John's Church, Shaughnessy, Vancouver and music master of St George's School Vancouver. VII He formed the Gallery Singers, an internationally renowned chamber choir, and, in 1989 he became organist at Holy Rosary RC Cathedral, Vancouver. His funeral was held at St Mary's Church, Kerrisdale, Vancouver, on 5 August 1998.
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