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Atkins, Sir Ivor Algernon (1869–1953), organist and choirmaster, was born on 29 November 1869 at Llandaff, near Cardiff, the sixth child and third son of Frederick Pyke Atkins (1830–1897), organist of St John's parish church in Cardiff, and his wife, Harriet Maria, née...

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Evans, Henry [Harry] (1873–1914), musician, was born in Russell Street, Dowlais, an industrial township adjoining Merthyr Tudful, Glamorgan, on 1 May 1873, the fifth of ten children born to John Evans (Eos Myrddin; 1841–1905), iron rollerman, and his wife, Sarah, née Powell, dressmaker. Baptized ...

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Godwin [Godwyn], Matthew (1569?–1587), organist and choirmaster, was probably born in July 1569. Although Godwin's parentage is uncertain, it seems likely that he was a close relative of Thomas Godwin (1517–1590), dean of Canterbury Cathedral (1567–84), and therefore also of Thomas's second son, ...

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Guest, George Howell (1924–2002), organist and choirmaster, was born on 9 February 1924 at 18 Friars Avenue, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, the only son of Ernest Joseph Guest, grocer and amateur organist, and his wife, Gwendolen, née Brown. He was educated at the Friars' School, Bangor...

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Malcolm, George John (1917–1997), musician and choirmaster, was born on 28 February 1917 at 9 Leppoc Road, Clapham, London, the only child of George Hope Malcolm (1870–1950), a chief inspector of insurance, and his wife, Johanna, née Brosnahan (1883–1972). His father was Scottish. Neither parent had a particular interest in the arts, but his mother was a staunch Roman Catholic, so it was the plainsong of the mass in the church of the ...

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Perrot, Robert (c. 1478–1550), church musician and land speculator, was the second son of George Perrot, gentleman, of Haroldston, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, and Isabel Langdale of Langdale, near Scarborough, Yorkshire. He was born at Hackness, immediately neighbouring Langdale. Of his education and musical training nothing is known, though an early connection with ...