John Rogers Thomas

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John Rogers Thomas (born March 26, 1830 in Wales , † April 5, 1896 in New York City ) was an American composer and singer.


Thomas came to New York in 1846. There he joined the The Seguin Troupe of bassist Edward Seguin and his wife Anne Childes Seguin , for whom he wrote a successful operetta . He also composed numerous popular songs and church music, which, however, have not survived.


  • The Picnic , school cantata, 1869
  • The Lady in the Mask . Operetta, 1870
  • Diamond Cut Diamond , Chamber Opera, 1876