(b Glasgow, 1874; d Glasgow, 1952). Scottish chorusmaster. Founder and cond. of Glasgow Orpheus Choir, 1906–51, which made several overseas tours and won innumerable competitions. Choir voluntarily disbanded 1951 when Roberton retired, but was later re-formed by younger members as Glasgow Phoenix Choir, with Sir Hugh as hon. pres. Arr. Scottish folk-songs, etc. Knighted 1931.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.