Born: November 29, 1851, London, England.
Died: December 18, 1922, London, England.
Son of an artist, Foster attended Brighton and Guildford Grammar School and entered the stock exchange. He subsequently enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music and played the organ at St. James Church, Marylebone, and St. George’s, Campden Hill. From 1880-92 he was organist at the Foundling Hospital and at Her Majesty’s Theatre, and was choirmaster of St. James, Holborn. He composed children’s cantatas and much church music. His works include:
Methodist Free Church Hymns, 1889 (co-editor)
Anthems and Anthem Composers (London: Novello and Company, 1901)
History of the Philharmonic Society (London: 1913)
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