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Ernest Gagnon

(Frédéric) Ernest (Amédée) Gagnon. Organist, folklorist, teacher, historian, writer, administrator, b Rivière-du-Loup-en-haut (now Louiseville), near Trois-Rivières, Que, 7 Nov 1834, d Quebec City 15 Sep 1915; D LITT (Laval).

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Jean-Josaphat Gagnier

J.-J. (Jean-Josaphat) Gagnier. Conductor, composer, clarinetist, bassoonist, pianist, administrator, teacher, b Montreal 2 Dec 1885, d there 16 Sep 1949; D MUS (Montreal) 1934.

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Jean Laurendeau

(Marie François) Jean Laurendeau. Clarinetist, ondist, teacher, b Montreal 11 Aug 1938; premier prix clarinet (CMM) 1959, premier prix clarinet (Rouen Conservatory) 1964, premier prix chamber music (Rouen Conservatory) 1965, licence de concert (École normale de musique, Paris) 1965.

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Marc Fortier

Marc Fortier. Conductor, orchestrator, composer, b Jonquière, Que, 7 Dec 1940; BA (Laval) 1961. Fortier began studies in harmony with François Brassard in 1958.

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Victor Schultz

Victor Schultz. Violinist, b Winnipeg 3 Jun 1959. He began his musical studies in Winnipeg at seven with Jeanette and Marilyn Slipetz, and was a pupil of Francis Chaplin 1969-71.

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La Chapelle de Québec

La Chapelle de Québec. Professional choir, known as the Ensemble vocal Bernard Labadie 1985-91, founded in Quebec City in 1985 by Bernard Labadie; it existed informally before that year.

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Rachel Browne

Browne danced with the RWB from 1957 until 1961, when she retired as a ballerina to care for her young family. She soon began to teach ballet classes at the Lhotka School of Ballet and to choreograph.

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Robert Charlebois

Robert Charlebois. Singer, actor, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, b Montreal 25 Jun 1944. After studying piano for six years and acting 1962-5 at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Robert Charlebois divided his early career between music and theatre.

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Kate and Anna McGarrigle

Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Folksingers and songwriters. Born of French-Canadian and Irish parents in Montreal, the sisters Anna (b 4 Dec 1944) and Kate (b 6 Feb 1946, d 18 Jan 2010, B SC McGill 1969) studied music at the local convent.

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Adelmo Melecci

Adelmo Melecci. Teacher, composer, organist, b Felonica Po, near Venice, 18 May 1899, naturalized Canadian 1928, d 31 Aug 2004; honorary ARCT (1988).

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Duncan Campbell Scott

Duncan Campbell Scott, poet, writer, civil servant (born 2 August 1862 in Ottawa, ON; died 19 December 1947 in Ottawa, ON). Scott’s complicated legacy encompasses both his work as an acclaimed poet and his role as a controversial public servant. Considered one of the “poets of the Confederation” — a group of English-language poets whose work laid the foundations for a tradition of Canadian poetry — his intense works made use of precise imagery and transitioned smoothly between traditional and modern styles. However, his literary work has arguably been overshadowed by his role as the deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs. He enforced and expanded residential schools, failed to respond to a tuberculosis epidemic and oversaw a treaty process that many claim robbed Indigenous peoples of land and rights. His oft-quoted goal to “get rid of the Indian problem” became, for many, characteristic of the federal government’s treatment of Indigenous peoples.

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Gilles Lamontagne (singer)

Gilles (Joseph Antoine Émilien) Lamontagne. Baritone, administrator, b Montreal 21 Mar 1924, d Quebec 28 Dec 1993. He studied in Quebec City with Isa Jeynevald-Mercier, at the RCMT with Herman Geiger-Torel (stage skills), in New York with Mario Reichlin-Rubini, and in Milan with Mario Basiola.

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Willie Lamothe

Willie (William) Lamothe. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, b St-Hyacinthe, Que, 27 Jan 1920, d St-Hyacinthe, 19 Oct 1992. He began his career as a teacher of dance and then turned to singing, his act including imitations of Maurice Chevalier and Charles Trenet.

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Mary Quayle Innis

Mary Emma Quayle Innis, author (b at St Mary's, Ohio 1899; d at Toronto 10 Jan 1972), wife of H.A. INNIS. She attended the University of Chicago (PhB, 1919) before establishing careers in Canada as an economic historian and literary writer.

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Clyde Gilmour

Clyde Gilmour, broadcaster, critic (b at Calgary 8 Jun 1912; d at Toronto 7 Nov 1997). An influential film and record columnist who wrote for a number of newspapers and magazines, Gilmour was best known as a radio personality.

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Bruce Hutchison

William Bruce Hutchison, journalist, author (b at Prescott, Ont 5 June 1901; d at Victoria 14 Sept 1992). Hutchison grew up in the Kootenay region and in Victoria, BC, becoming a reporter for the Victoria Times in 1918.

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Chris Landreth

Christopher Landreth, animator, writer, producer (b at Hartford, CT 4 Aug 1961). Chris Landreth, Canada's most talented computer-animation artist, received a Master's degree in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois (1986).

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Allanson Brown

Allanson (Gordon Yeoman) Brown. Organist, choirmaster, composer, b York, England, 31 May 1902, naturalized Canadian 1951, d Leamington, Ont, 2 Oct 1982; FRCO 1926, FRCCO 1940.

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