The Chorister Window (1901)

Quick Facts

MEMORIAL TO: John Alexander Ross (1850–1901)

GIVEN BY: The Vestry and Congregation of Grace Church and other friends

DESIGNED BY: Otto Heinigke (1850–1915)

FABRICATED BY: Heinigke & Bowen, Brooklyn, New York

INSTALLED: December 23, 1901

DEDICATED: December 25, 1901

Symbolism

  • The glass produced by Otto Heinigke represents a transitional period in American stained glass. Heinigke often used multiple techniques to achieve a desired affect.
  • This unassuming window, the oldest in Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, is marked by an almost total absence of symbolism.
  • The musician holding a harp was intended to represent young David before his ascension to the thrones of Judah and Israel. John Alexander Ross sang tenor in the choir, and this window honors his musical talents.

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