Noble, (Thomas) Tertius (b Bath, 5 May, 1867 - d Rockport, Mass., 4 May, 1953)
In 1881 a friend of the Noble family, a minor canon of Gloucester Cathedral, who had been appointed rector of All Saints, Colchester, gave Noble his first organ appointment and took him to live in his house and oversaw his general and musical education. In 1886 he entered the Royal College of Music and studied with Parratt, Bridge, and Stanford. He gained an exhibition soon after entering, and a scholarship the following year. On the completion of this studies, he joined the teaching staff. In 1889, he left Colchester to take the post of organist of St John, Wilton Road, London, and shortly afterwards, he became assistant organist to Stanford at Trinity College, Cambridge (1890 - 1892). In 1892, he was appointed organist and choirmaster at Ely Cathedral, and in 1898 he became the organist of York Minster until 1912 when he accepted the post of organist a St Thomas's Church on 5th Avenue, New York.

In 1899 he had founded the York Symphony Orchestra, in 1901, he became conductor of the York Musical Society, and in 1906 he was appointed conductor of the Hovingham Festival. He was made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Organists in 1905, and Master of the Music and conductor of the York Pageant in 1909.

Noble's post in New York was of great importance as St Thomas's had just been rebuilt on a new site, designed to reproduce the condition of the English cathedral service. It was Noble's task to establish a music tradition: under his supervision a magnificent organ was installed, and a choir school was founded. He resigned this post in 1947.