Fred Melsom Edward Gee, impresario (b at Cardiff, Wales 21 July 1882; d at Winnipeg 8 June 1947). Active primarily as a church organist, accompanist and teacher in Winnipeg after immigrating to Canada in 1902, Gee's success in presenting occasional concerts by famous musicians encouraged him to become a full-time impresario. In 1927 he established the Celebrity Concert Series, which, during the remainder of Gee's life, delighted large Winnipeg audiences with its steady parade of stellar performers. In 1938 the series had 3500 subscribers and was considered the largest in North America. Gee expanded his enterprise to Brandon, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton. After his death, A. (Arthur) K. Gee, his eldest son, continued in concert management, bringing artists into the northern areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba until 1968.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- McMillan, Barclay and Elaine Keillor. "Fred Gee". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 25 February 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fred-gee. Accessed 09 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- McMillan, B., & Keillor, E. (2015). Fred Gee. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fred-gee
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- McMillan, Barclay , and Elaine Keillor. "Fred Gee." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published January 29, 2008; Last Edited February 25, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Fred Gee," by Barclay McMillan, and Elaine Keillor, Accessed December 09, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fred-gee
Published Online January 29, 2008
Last Edited February 25, 2015