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Édith Tremblay

(Marie) Édith (Louise Ginette) Tremblay. Soprano, b Arvida (renamed Jonquière), Que, 11 Apr 1947; deuxième prix voice (CMQ) 1971.

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Édouard Chatillon

Édouard Chatillon. Organist, teacher, composer, b Nicolet 1866, d there 1947. A pupil of his father, Octave Chatillon, he succeeded him as organist at the Nicolet Cathedral in 1896 and remained in the position until his death.

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Édouard Clarke

Édouard Clarke. Pianist, organist, teacher, b Montreal 4 Nov 1867, d Biddeford, Me, 2 Feb 1917. He studied 1874-88 with Rosalie Euvrard, Paul Letondal, and Dominique Ducharme at the Institut Nazareth in Montreal. Despite his blindness Clarke was both a brilliant performer and a fine accompanist.

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Édouard Dumouchel

(Alphonse) Édouard Dumouchel. Organist, pianist, teacher, b Rigaud, near Montreal, 1 Mar 1841, d Ogdensburg, NY, 21 Sep 1914. He attended college in Rigaud and studied music with his aunt, Esther Fournier.

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Édouard Lebel

Édouard Lebel. Tenor, civil servant, b Wotton, near Sherbrooke, Canada East (Quebec), 11 Dec 1865, d Montreal 17 Feb 1939. He studied voice with Achille Fortier and Guillaume Couture in Montreal.

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Édouard Lock

With Human Sex (1985), Lock's harsh, urban, performance-art-oriented style emphasizing maximum risk, high energy and gestural detail began to jell. Human Sex won a Bessie Award for choreography in 1986.

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Édouard Woolley

Édouard (Joseph) Woolley. Tenor, teacher, actor, composer, b Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 31 Mar 1916, naturalized Canadian 1958, d Miami, Fla, 22 Dec 1991; D MUS (Montreal) 1947.

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Édouard-Zotique Massicotte

Édouard-Zotique Massicotte (pseudonyms: Blondel, Cabrette, Mistigri). Folklorist, historian, archivist, poet, dramatist, botanist, b Montreal 24 Dec 1867, d there 8 Nov 1947; LL B (Laval) 1895, honorary D LITT (Montreal) 1936.

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Élisabeth Gallat-Morin

Élisabeth (Anne) Gallat-Morin (b Gallat). Musicologist, harpsichordist, b Paris 9 Feb 1932, naturalized Canadian 1979; B MUS (Montreal) 1970, MA musicology (Montreal) 1977, PH D musicology (Montreal) 1986.

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Émery Lavigne

Lavigne, (Tessier dit Lavigne), (Horace) Émery. Pianist, organist, teacher, b Montreal 27 Jan 1859, d there 2 Jul 1902. The brother of Arthur and Ernest Lavigne, he studied with Romain-Octave Pelletier.

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Émile Belcourt

Émile Adrien Belcourt, tenor (born 27 June 1926 in Laflèche, SK; died 3 August 2017 in Toronto, ON). B SC (Saskatchewan) 1949.

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Émile Benoit

Émile (Joseph) Benoit. Fiddler, composer, storyteller, b Black Duck Rock, Port au Port peninsula, Nfld, 24 Mar 1913, d Stephenville, Nfld, 3 Sep 1992; honorary LLD (Memorial 1988). He began playing the violin at 12 and first performed publicly at 16.

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Émile Genest

Émile Genest. Actor and radio host. (Quebec City, 27 July 1921 - Hallandale, Florida, U.S., 17 March 2003) This actor enjoyed a long career in television and film, in Quebec and Hollywood, in both English and French.

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Émile Gour

Émile Gour. Tenor, choirmaster, b L'Assomption, near Montreal, 21 Apr 1893, d Montreal 24 Sep 1970. He studied piano and harmony with Alphonse Lavallée-Smith and voice with Salvator Issaurel 1915-22. While pursuing a career as a singer he remained in the employ of the Canadian postal service.

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Émile Larochelle

Émile Larochelle. Tenor, teacher, pianist, organist, b Quebec City 13 Aug 1891, d there 9 Oct 1958. At 10 he sang in various churches and studied piano with Olivier Hudson.

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Émile Legault

Émile Legault, director, dramatist, critic (b at Saint-Laurent, Qué 29 Mar 1906; d at Montréal 28 Aug 1983). Ordained a Catholic priest in 1930, he became a teacher and founded, in 1937, a troupe of young actors at Montréal's Collège de Saint-Laurent.