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(b Bethesda, 1855; d London, 1918).

Welsh baritone. Originally a clergyman, he took up singing and made stage début in opera in London, 1890. Toured USA and Canada 1896–8. High reputation in oratorio. Teacher, RAM 1903–7. Illness cut short career 1907. His daughter Gwen (b 1891; d 1992) began her career as a sop., singing in Boughton's Immortal Hour, and later became a leading actress, DBE 1991.

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