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Alexander Cowper Hutchison

Hutchison deserves credit for the careful detailing that characterizes all of the firm's output, including the Redpath Museum, testimony no doubt to his apprentice years as a craftsman-builder. Hutchison and Steele gained international reputation as ice-palace designers.

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Annie L. Jack

Annie Linda Jack, née Hayr, writer, horticulturist (born 1 January 1839 in Northamptonshire, England; died 15 February 1912 in Châteauguay, Quebec). Canada’s first professional woman garden writer, Annie Jack authored the popular manual The Canadian Garden: A Pocket Help for the Amateur. She was also a widely published poet, gardening columnist and social commentator.

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Norman Jewison

From 1944 to 1945, Jewison served with the Royal Canadian Navy overseas. After World War II, he attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where he wrote and directed the first All-Varsity Revue.

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Ian and Sylvia

They soon became full time professionals and, with their first recording (1961), among the leaders of the folk-music boom in North America.

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Donald Brown

Donald (George) Brown. Lyric baritone, teacher, b Nelson, BC (5 April 1925 – 7 October 2017); ARCT 1949, LRCT 1951. After early studies with Mrs P. Ferguson in Nelson, he studied in Toronto with George Lambert, Emmy Heim, and for three months with Pauline Donalda.

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Pierre Brault

Pierre Florent Brault, musician, composer, arranger (born 3 August 1939 in Montreal, Quebec; died 14 January 2014 in Sherbrooke, Quebec). Winner of the Canadian Film Award for the soundtrack of La vraie nature de Bernadette, a movie directed by Gilles Carles in 1972, he also composed the music for the television show Passe-Partout which marked the Generation X.

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Maurice Brown

Maurice Brown. Bass-baritone, b Toronto, 1 Jan 1940; Artist and Licentiate Diploma (Toronto) 1962. He studied voice with Jeanne Pengelly, Irene Jessner, and Ernesto Vinci in Canada; Beatrice Rowe and Armen Boyajian in the USA; and Josef Metternich in Germany.

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Edwin Bélanger

Edwin Bélanger. Orchestra and band conductor, violinist, violist, arranger, teacher, b Montmagny, near Quebec City, 18 Nov 1910, d Quebec City, 14 Jan 2005; honorary D (University of Quebec) 1984.

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Jules Bruyère

Jules Bruyère. Baritone, b Murray Bay, near Quebec City, 18 Apr 1928. After studying voice 1946-7 with Louis Gravel in Quebec City he went to Montreal to work 1947-50 with Albert Cornellier. He also studied with Martial Singher in the summer of 1948 in Aspen, Col, and 1948-51 at the CMM.

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Norman Brooks

Norman (Joseph) Brooks (b Arie). Singer, songwriter, pianist, actor, born Montreal of Lebanese parents, 19 Aug 1928, died there 14 Sep 2006.

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Allan Burt

(William) Allan Burt. Baritone, b Toronto 11 Aug 1897, d there 6 Sep 1957. After study with Edward Broome in Toronto, he won a scholarship to work with Vladimir Rosing in the Opera Department of the ESM.

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Hugh Bancroft

(Henry) Hugh Bancroft. Organist, choirmaster, composer, b Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, 29 Feb 1904, d Edmonton 11 Sep 1988; FRCO 1925, B MUS (Durham) 1936, honorary FRCCO 1976, D MUS (Cantuar) 1977, honorary LL D (Alberta) 1980. He studied with E.P. Guthrie and J.S.

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Nicole Beaudry

Nicole Beaudry. Ethnomusicologist, teacher, b Montreal 26 Aug 1945; BA (Montreal) 1966, B MUS musicology (McGill) 1971, MA anthropology (Laval) 1977, PH D ethnomusicology (Montreal) 1986.

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Denis Bédard

Denis Bédard. Organist, harpsichordist, composer, b Quebec City 13 Jan 1950; deuxième prix harmony (CMQ) 1966, premier prix counterpoint (CMQ) 1970, premier prix fugue (CMQ) 1971, premier prix organ (CMQ) 1972, premier prix harpsichord, premier prix chamber music (CMQ) 1973.

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Chamber Music Performance

Chamber music performance. Early evidence of the cultivation of classical chamber music in Canada, mainly by amateur performers, both as an edifying leisure activity and in public concerts, dates from the period 1790-1820.