Hélène Grenier

(Anne Marie) Hélène Grenier. Writer, librarian, b Quebec City 25 Jul 1900; d 22 Quebec City March 1992; MA (Montreal) 1944. She studied at McGill University as well as the University of Montreal, where her master's dissertation was entitled 'Les précurseurs de la musique symphonique'.

Grenier, Hélène

(Anne Marie) Hélène Grenier. Writer, librarian, b Quebec City 25 Jul 1900; d 22 Quebec City March 1992; MA (Montreal) 1944. She studied at McGill University as well as the University of Montreal, where her master's dissertation was entitled 'Les précurseurs de la musique symphonique'. A librarian for 35 years with the Catholic School Commission of Montreal, she was associated with the foundation and early years of the CSM orchestra and was secretary and program editor 1935-48 for the children's matinee concerts. She published La Musique symphonique de Monteverde à Beethoven (Montreal 1947). She was named an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec in 1988.

Her niece Monique Grenier (b Montreal 15 Jun 1935) studied voice 1950-7 with Lucie de Vienne Blanc and 1957-60 with Anna Malenfant. She joined the CBC in 1954, becoming production assistant with CBC IS in 1956 and a producer from 1968 to 1990; she was responsible for the production of the Anthology of Canadian Music. Recordings produced by her obtained the Canadian Music Council's Grand prix du disque in 1978 and 1979.