Anne Adamson Campbell. Choir conductor, born Sutherland, near Saskatoon, 16 Jun 1912, died Cochrane, Alta 13 Apr 2011; ATCM piano 1930, L MUS (Saskatchewan) 1932, ATCM voice 1934, honorary LLD (Lethbridge) 1983.
Experience as Choral Director
A pupil of Lyell Gustin (piano) and Elizabeth Morrison (voice) in Saskatoon, she studied further with Ernesto Vinci at the Banff SFA in 1950 and with Filmer Hubble in 1951. She began training choirs at 14 in Sutherland. From her youth choir, the Southminster Junior Girls Choir, formed in 1953 in Lethbridge, Alta, she developed the Teen-Clefs in 1963 and the Anne Campbell Singers in 1968, winners of the George S. Mathieson Trophy in 1968 and 1970 respectively.
The Anne Campbell Singers appeared at Expo 67, the Dominion Music Festival, Saint John, NB, in 1967, and Expo 70 in Osaka. They toured Great Britain, Germany, and Holland, winning firsts in competition at the Tees-Side Eisteddfod in 1968 and at the Llangollen International Festival in 1972. The record The Anne Campbell Singers (1973, CBC SM-230) draws on folk and popular songs, hymns, and Lieder. The Southminster Junior Girls Choir, the Teen-Clefs, and the Anne Campbell Singers have recorded 13 albums for Westmount, Souvenir Sounds, Sound Box Records, Praise, and Big Chief Records. The Linnet Singers, composed of graduates from the Anne Campbell Singers, was formed in 1977. They have recorded one album, Starlit Night (1981? ACS 101).
In 1976 Anne Campbell became a Member of the Order of Canada, and she was awarded an Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005. She was an honorary life member of the Alberta Choral Federation and of the ARMTA.