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Louis Bouhier

(Joseph Marie Emmanuel) Louis Bouhier. Teacher, choirmaster, b La Marne, France, 8 Nov 1867, d Magog, near Sherbrooke, Que, 22 Jun 1949. Ordained a priest 219 Jun 1893, he joined the Sulpicians. He studied in Nantes, in Paris, and at the Benedictine monastery in Solesmes.

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Jean-Philippe Dallaire

Jean-Philippe Dallaire, painter, illustrator and professor (born 9 June 1916 in Hull, Québec; died 27 November 1965 in Vence, France). He is known chiefly for his festive images of a world of shapes and colours in which the real and the imaginary intertwine.

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Marthe Delcellier

Marthe Delcellier. Cellist, b Laval, France, 8 May 1904. She was the wife of the violinist Pierre Iösch (d 1988), and is the mother of the harpist Marie Iösch-Lorcini. She joined the CSM (MSO) in 1937 and played in that orchestra for 30 years.

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, choral conductor, educator, church musician (born 1954 in Trinidad). Blyden-Taylor was among the first to encourage the study and dissemination of Afrocentric music in Canada and the US.

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Karen Young

Karen (Elizabeth) Young. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, b Montreal 19 Jun 1951. A great-niece of Berkley E. Chadwick, she was raised in Hudson, Que, began playing guitar at 14, and had a minor folk hit, 'Garden of Ursh' (for Reprise), at 19.

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Jean-Pierre Guindon

Jean-Pierre Guindon. Choir conductor, teacher, b Montreal 24 Apr 1939. After studying voice and choral and orchestral conducting at the CMM and at the École normale de musique, he led a dual career devoted to teaching at the Lionel-Groulx Cegep and choral conducting.

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Gaétan Soucy

Gaétan Soucy, novelist (born 21 October 1958 in Montréal; died 9 July 2013 in Montréal). Gaétan Soucy was born into a large family in the working-class district of Hochelaga.

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Gino Quilico

He made his debut 8 Jun 1977 as Mr Gobineau in a production of Menotti's The Medium by COMUS Music Theatre, Toronto.

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Paul Dolden

Created almost exclusively in his private recording studio, Dolden's music is extremely dense in texture.

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Jean Beaudet

Jean (Bernard) Beaudet. Pianist, composer, b Ottawa 1 Jun 1950. His father, Rémi, was a professional violinist during the 1930s in Detroit. His mother, the mezzo-soprano Louise Bray, sang in Ottawa and Montreal. Beaudet began playing piano at 10.

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Gaétan Laperrière

Gaétan Laperrière. Baritone, b Montreal 14 Dec 1952. Laperrière was first employed as a schoolteacher, and came to music comparatively late in life when he began to study voice with his uncle Robert Savoie.

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Juliette Kang

Kang is celebrated internationally for her interpretive insight, beautiful tone and astonishing technical mastery.

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Alexandre M. Clerk

Alexandre-M. (Marie) Clerk. Choirmaster, teacher, b Montreal 31 Aug 1861, d there 27 Jul 1932. In 1896 he succeeded R.-O. Pelletier as choirmaster at the Gesù Church.

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Jean-Paul Sévilla

For the Jeunesses musicales du Canada (Youth and Music Canada), Sévilla toured Canada 1961-2 as a member of a trio and 1962-3 as a solo recitalist and taught at the JMC Orford Arts Centre. He made his US debut in 1961, his Mexican debut in 1964, and his South American debut in 1967.

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Robert Charlton Bayley

Robert Charlton Bayley. Educator, organist, choir conductor, composer, b Buctouche, near Moncton, NB, 4 Apr 1913; B SC (New Brunswick) 1934, LTCL 1935, L MUS (McGill) 1938, B ED (New Brunswick) 1970. His teachers included Sister M.

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Rodolphe Plamondon

(Joseph Marcel) Rodolphe Plamondon. Tenor, teacher, cellist, b Montreal 18 Jan 1876, d there 28 Jan 1940. In his youth he studied cello with Louis Charbonneau and solfège with Frédéric Pelletier. On the suggestion of C.-O.

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Sheila Burnford

Sheila Burnford, author (b in Scotland 11 May 1918; d at Bucklers Hard, Hampshire, Eng 20 Apr 1984). Educated at private schools in England, France and Germany, Burnford served as a volunteer ambulance driver during WWII before immigrating to Canada and settling in Port Arthur, Ontario.

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Louise Maheux-Forcier

Louise Maheux-Forcier, writer (b at Montréal 9 June 1929). After extensive musical studies, she decided to devote herself exclusively to writing. Her first novel, Amadou (Prix du Cercle du livre de France, 1963), one of Québec's first poetic novels, developed the then taboo theme of lesbianism.