Born: 1867, Lam­beth, Eng­land.

Died: 1921, Wands­worth, Eng­land.


Sidney was a se­cond cou­sin of Ed­ward Hop­kins.

He start­ed his mu­sic­al ca­reer as a chor­is­ter at the Cha­pel Roy­al.

He went on to stu­dy at the Roy­al Aca­de­my of Mu­sic, where he won a medal.

He played the or­gan at St. James Church, Clap­ham, Lon­don (1886–88); Church of St. Ma­ry, Is­ling­ton, Lon­don (1888–1907); and Brix­ton In­de­pen­dent Church (1907–21). He was al­so the Grand Or­gan­ist of the Eng­lish Free­ma­sons (1915–16).

He taught mu­sic at var­ious schools, in­clud­ing Queens­wood School, Hert­ford­shire, and was a con­cert ac­com­pa­nist.



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