September 25, 1841, Stanningley, England.
February 9, 1920, Oxford, England.
Roberts became organist at St. John’s Church, Farsley, at age 12; St. Bartholomew’s, Armley, in 1862; and at the Halifax Parish Church in 1868.
He was educated at Oxford (BMus 1871, DMus 1876), FCO 1876. He went on to become organist and magister choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford (1882) and organist at St. Giles’ Church, Oxford (1885–93). In 1884, he founded the University Madrigal and Glee Club at Oxford.
His works include: