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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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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.

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Odette de Foras

Odette de Foras. Soprano, teacher, b Savoie, France, ca 1895, d Calgary 31 Dec 1976 or 1 Jan 1977. She spent her youth in Paris and at the Château de Thuyset, near Lake Geneva. With her family, she settled ca 1903 in High River, south of Calgary.

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William Jordan

Jordan, William (Sheldon). Composer, teacher, b Athens, Ga, 19 Nov 1951; B MUS (Georgia) 1971, MA (Pennsylvania) 1973, PH D (Florida State) 1976. In 1971 he went to France for two months' study with Nadia Boulanger and Jean Casadesus, and completed courses in composition and music theory.

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Stéphane Bourguignon

Stéphane Bourguignon, writer, author, screenwriter (born 21 January 1964 in Montreal, QC). This script writer and novelist is best known by the general public for his screenwriting on the television shows Tout sur moi, Fatale-Station and La Vie, la vie. The recipient of three Gémeaux Awards for Best Script (2001, 2002 and 2007), he has also contributed to the careers of many Quebec comedians.

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Charles Dutoit

In 1977, Dutoit was appointed principal conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (having guest-conducted it 15 Feb 1977) and began what was unarguably the most successful conductor-orchestra partnership in Canadian history.

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Claire Martin

Claire Martin, pseudonym of Claire Montreuil (b at Québec C 18 Apr 1914). She studied with the Ursulines (in Québec City) and the Dames de la Congrégation (in BEAUPORT). She won the Prix du Cercle du livre de France (1958) for her first book, a collection of short stories called Avec ou sans amour.

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René Boutet

René Boutet. Tenor, b Quebec City 16 Oct 1963; M MUS (Laval) 1990. He studied 1983-4 at the CMQ, then 1984-90 with Louise André at Laval University. In 1986 he won the finals of the Canadian Music Competitions.

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Caro Lamoureux

Caro (Marie Julienne Pauline Caroline) Lamoureux. Soprano, b Montreal 3 Jan 1904, d there 11 Aug 1998. She studied voice with Céline Marier and stage technique with Jeanne Maubourg and Albert Roberval.

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Gilles Auger

Gilles (Joseph Roger) Auger. Conductor, b Quebec City 7 Mar 1957; premier prix chamber music (CMQ) 1979, deuxième prix clarinet (CMQ) 1981, M MUS conducting (Juilliard) 1983.

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Gordon Manley

Gordon (John) Manley. Pianist, b Vancouver 1 Aug 1915, d New York 1 Jan 1968. His early training in Vancouver was followed by study in New York with Sigismund Stojowski, at the Mannes School, and with Egon Petri.

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Spider Robinson

Spider Robinson, novelist, short-story writer, columnist (b at New York, NY 24 Nov 1948). An award-winning SCIENCE FICTION writer, Spider Robinson was educated at the State University of New York and moved to Canada in 1973.

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Louis Caron

Louis Caron, journalist, writer (b at Sorel, Qué 21 July 1942). He quit his classical studies to try several trades before becoming a journalist 1960-76, with Radio-Canada, Le Nouveliste of Trois-Rivières and the Québec government. After 1976 he devoted himself to writing.

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Rick Salutin

Rick Salutin, playwright and journalist (b at Toronto 30 Aug 1942). After studying at Brandeis University, Columbia University and New York's New School for Social Research, Salutin returned to Toronto in 1970 to work as a trade-union organizer.