Sumsion, Herbert (Whitton) (b Gloucester, 19 January, 1899 - d Frampton-on-Severn, 1995)
Sumsion was a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral and a pupil of Herbert Brewer. Later he studied at the Royal College of Music, and he proceeded to hold various posts as organist and teacher.

Between 1923 and 1926, he was Director of Music at Bishop's Stortford College, and then from 1926 to 1928 he went to the USA to become professor of harmony at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. It was while Sumsion was in America that the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral offered him the post as organist and master of the choristers on Brewer's sudden death in 1928. He took up the offer in time to conduct the 1928 Festival which Brewer and others had prepared. In 1936 he became the Director of Music at Cheltenham Ladies' College.