Irene Bird

Irene (May) Bird (b Jocelyn). Pianist, conductor, b Stratford 6 Feb 1915; ATCM 1933, LTCM 1936, LRSM 1937, studied piano with Cora B. Ahrens in Stratford and Mona Bates and Viggo Kihl in Toronto.

Bird, Irene

Irene (May) Bird (b Jocelyn). Pianist, conductor, b Stratford 6 Feb 1915; ATCM 1933, LTCM 1936, LRSM 1937, studied piano with Cora B. Ahrens in Stratford and Mona Bates and Viggo Kihl in Toronto. She founded and conducted 1936-46 the Orpheus Girls' Choir in Stratford and was accompanist in the 1930s and 1940s for the Stratford Music Festival. She was married to Bailey Bird