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Edward Lloyd by Alexander Bassano

Edward Lloyd by Alexander Bassano
(7 March 1845 – 31 March 1927) was a British concert and oratorio tenor

in 1852-60 he was as Choirboy in the choir of Westminster Abbey in London and graduated with no actual vocal studies. In 1866 he was a chorister at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1867 in the choir of St. Andrew's, London, . In 1871 he sang for the first time as a soloist, and although at the Festival of Gloucester, the tenor solo in the St. Matthew Passion by JS Bach. Here he created many solo parts in first performances of oratorios, so 1880 in Leeds "The Martyr of Antioch" by Gounod, 1882 in Birmingham "The Redemption", also by Gounod, 1884 in Norwich "The Rose of Sharon" by Mackenzie, 1885 in Birmingham "Mors et vita" by Gounod, 1886 in Leeds "The Golden Legend" by Sullivan and "St. Ludmilla" by A.Dvor | VAK, 1888 in Birmingham "Judith" by Sir Charles Hastings Parry, 1894 in Birmingham "Saul" from same composer, 1898 in Leeds "Cataractus" by Edward Elgar. On stage he has never occurred, but he sang in his concerts of opera arias.The highlight of his career he achieved when he sang on 10.03.1900 in the world premiere of the oratorio "The Dream of Gerontius" by E.Elgar Birmingham at the Festival of the tenor solo. In the same year he was in London his farewell concert, but sang at the coronation of King George V in 1911 a solo in a Coronation Anthem and entered the First World War in 1915 again in London in a charity concert