Reed, Thomas German



English singer, pianist and conductor; born at Bristol; appeared at Bath as a singer and pianist when ten years old; was organist of the Catholic Chapel, Sloane Street, London; and in 1838 succeeded his father as musical director of the Haymarket Theatre, but gave up this post in 1851 for a similar one at the Olympic, where he remained till 1853. In 1838 he was chapelmaster of the Royal Bavarian Chapel. In 1844 he married Priscilla Horton, and with her established the series of quasi-theatrical performances known as " Mr. and Mrs. German Reed's Entertainments," giving small plays in dialogue form. Reed died at Upper East Sheen, Surrey.