Edward Schuch

Edward (Washington) Schuch. Choirmaster, teacher, critic, bass, b Manchester 20 Feb 1848, d Toronto 3 Mar 1940. He was educated in Toronto at Upper Canada College and served as choirmaster at several of Toronto's Anglican churches, including St James' Cathedral 1892-6.

Schuch, Edward

Edward (Washington) Schuch. Choirmaster, teacher, critic, bass, b Manchester 20 Feb 1848, d Toronto 3 Mar 1940. He was educated in Toronto at Upper Canada College and served as choirmaster at several of Toronto's Anglican churches, including St James' Cathedral 1892-6. While choirmaster 1886-92 and 1898-1904 at the Church of the Redeemer he conducted a series of popular monthly 'services of praise.' He participated in concerts and was bass soloist in a performance (1883) of Haydn's The Creation in Berlin (Kitchener), Ont. He conducted several amateur choral societies, including the Toronto Harmony Club ca 1892 and the Toronto Vocal Society 1892-3, and taught voice at a number of schools. Among his pupils were Mabel Beddoe and Bertha Crawford. He was music critic for the Globe and Saturday Night and editor 1888-90? of the Musical Journal.