Herbert Belyea

(Warren) Herbert Belyea. Teacher, choir conductor, composer, poet, b Winnipeg 22 Dec 1917, d Winnipeg 4 Aug 2001; BA (St John's College, Winnipeg) 1948, B ED (Manitoba) 1953, M ED (Manitoba) 1961.

Belyea, Herbert

(Warren) Herbert Belyea. Teacher, choir conductor, composer, poet, b Winnipeg 22 Dec 1917, d Winnipeg 4 Aug 2001; BA (St John's College, Winnipeg) 1948, B ED (Manitoba) 1953, M ED (Manitoba) 1961. After serving with the Canadian Army overseas, he taught music in the schools before joining the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba in 1967. He served 1952-66 as choirmaster at St Jude's Anglican Church, Winnipeg, and assumed the same position at St Andrew's United Church in 1971. A longtime singer with the Choristers, he became its conductor upon the death of Filmer Hubble. He conducted it until its demise in 1974. Active as an adjudicator and clinician across Canada, in 1984 he was made a life member of the MMEA. He received commissions from the city of Winnipeg, various choirs, and the MAC. Some of his vocal and choral pieces were published by Frederick Harris, Leslie, and Waterloo. His poetry was published under the name A.C. Darke.


Further Reading

  • Flohil, Richard. 'CAPAC members in the news,' CanComp, April 1974