Myles Birket Foster

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Born: 28 November 1851

Died: 18 December 1922


Son of the artist Myles Birket Foster, Foster attended Guildford Grammar School. 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. (Information from

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