English tenor singer, whose voice is magnificent. Born in London; his early musical training was obtained at Westminster Abbey under James Turle. His voice has been different than most in that it never broke but gradually deepened from treble to tenor. In 1866 he became tenor singer at Trinity and King's College Chapels, Cambridge, resigning the next year to join the choir of St. Andrew's, Wells Street, under Barnby. In 1868 tfe was appointed a gentleman of the Chapel Royal, which he held for two years. He has since devoted himself to oratorio and concert-singing. His first great success was in 1871 at the Gloucester Festival.