(b London, 1845; d Worthing, 1927). Eng. tenor. Gentleman of Chapel Royal 1869–71. Had great success at Gloucester Fest. 1871 in Bach's St Matthew Passion, leading to outstanding career in oratorios and cantatas. Amer. début 1888. Sang ten. part in f.ps. of Elgar's King Olaf, 1896, and The Light of Life, 1896, and was first Gerontius in 1900, the year of his retirement. Returned to sing at King George V's Coronation, 1911, and at a benefit concert in 1915.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.