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Jack Dow

Jack (March) Dow. Educator, conductor, b Dutton, near London, Ont, 17 Jul 1912, d Toronto 27 Aug 1984; BA (Western Ontario) 1936, MA (Montreal) 1950.

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François Magnan

François Magnan. Violinist, administrator, b St-Casimir, Que, 11 May 1929. After studies at the CMQ 1946-53 and a premier prix at the Quebec Rotary Club, he was awarded a sholarship by the Royal Society of Canada and by the Ministry of Youth of Quebec.

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Arthur Hailey

Arthur Hailey, author (b at Luton, Eng 5 Apr 1920; d at Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, The Bahamas 24 Nov 2004). He served in the RAF 1939-47 as a flight lieutenant and immigrated to Canada in 1947.

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Christie Harris

Christie Harris, neé Lucy Christie Irwin, author (b at Newark, NJ 21 Nov 1907; d at Vancouver, 5 January 2002). Winner of the Vicky Metcalf Award for a distinguished body of work (1973) and a Member of the Order of Canada

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Robert Gurik

Robert Gurik, dramatist (b at Paris, France 16 Nov 1932). He immigrated to Canada in 1951 and qualified as an engineer before deciding to devote himself to theatre.

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Arion Male Voice Choir

Arion Male Voice Choir. Possibly Canada's oldest existing male choir devoted to the singing of secular music. It was founded in February 1893 (with initial, informal activities beginning in 1892) as the Arion Club of Victoria (BC) and gave its first concert 17 May 1893 at Institute Hall.

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Frank Churchley

Frank (Franklin Eugene) Churchley. Educator, author, pianist, b Oshawa, Ont, 15 Jun 1930; B MUS (Toronto) 1950, LRCT 1952, MA (Columbia) 1957, D ED (Columbia) 1959. His thesis was 'The piano in Canadian music education'.

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Jean-Julien Clossey

Jean-Julien Clossey. Violinist, organist, pianist, conductor, teacher, b Pepinster, Belgium, 3 Jun 1866, naturalized Canadian 1918, d Montreal 16 May 1926. He studied piano and cornet 1873-82 at the Liège Cons while also taking private violin lessons.

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Jean-Marie Bussières

Jean-Marie Bussières. Organist, b Pont-Rouge, near Quebec City, 4 Jun 1910, d Quebec City 8 Nov 1978. He studied 1932-6 at Laval University with Henri Gagnon (piano and organ) and Robert Talbot (harmony and counterpoint). In Montreal he studied organ with George M. Brewer.

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Pierre Charbonneau

Pierre Charbonneau. Bass, b Montreal 14 Jun 1944. He studied singing at the CMM 1959-61 and later privately with Dina Maria Narici. In 1968 he won the first prize for interpretation at the Munich International Competition.

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Choeur V'là l'bon vent

Choeur V'là l'bon vent. Founded in Quebec City in 1958 by Gilles Julien, president, and François Provencher, music director 1958-73. Diane Lapierre became conductor and music director in 1973. In 1960 the choir became affiliated with the French choral movement À Coeur Joie.

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Claude Gingras

Claude Gingras. Critic, author, b Sherbrooke, Que, 1 Jul 1931. He began his career as a journalist in 1952 with the Sherbrooke daily newspaper La Tribune.

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Gérard Lamarche

Gérard.Lamarche Administrator, producer, b Montreal 27 Sep 1918, d there 3 September 1999. He studied voice with Salvator Issaurel, winning a first prize in the baritone category at the 1938 Festival-concours de musique du Québec.

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Gaston Brisson

Gaston Brisson. Pianist, composer, arranger, actor, b Pointe-au-Père, near Rimouski, Que, 5 Dec 1940; BA (Bathurst) 1962, B MUS (Montreal) 1964, M MUS (Montreal) 1966.

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Johnny Burt

Johnny (John Edward) Burt. Arranger, composer, pianist, b London 31 Mar 1914, d Toronto 21 Sep 1980. Taken to Toronto as an infant, he studied piano as a child and composition, briefly, later with John Weinzweig.

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Kenneth Campbell

Kenneth Campbell. Arranger, composer, conductor, b Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ont,10 Feb 1922, d Ottawa 19 May 1982. He was a clarinetist and arranger with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Band during World War II.