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Daniel Barnes

Daniel Barnes. Drummer, composer, arranger, b Toronto 24 May 1965. Barnes began playing the drums at age five, and at age 16 was performing professionally. He studied with Claude Ranger and Jim Blackley, and studied piano in Toronto with Bob Fenton and theory with Paul Read.

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Judi Richards

Judi Richards. Pop singer, b Toronto 12 Aug 1949, by Bill Richards' first wife, the actress Billy Mae Dinsmore. She has done lead and choral work in Montreal for jingles and has sung backup in concert and/or on record for Quebec pop artists.

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Pierre Bernier

Pierre Bernier. Cellist, teacher, b Quebec City 19 Aug 1933. He studied 1948-54 at the CMQ with Walter Joachim, Lucien Plamondon, and Paul Létourneau. He served 1956-66 as a cellist with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Quebec Chamber Orchestra.

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Sum 41

Sum 41. Rock band, formed in 1996 in Ajax, Ont by Deryck Whibley (vocals, guitar), Dave Baksh (guitar), Jason "Cone" McCaslin (bass) and Steve Jocz (drums).

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Black Hawk

Black Hawk (Black Sparrow Hawk, Makataimeshekiakiak), Sauk War Chief (b at Saukenuk, near Rock Island, Ill, 1767; d near Des Moines, Iowa, 3 Oct 1838).

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S. Drummond Wolff

S. (Stanley) Drummond Wolff. Organist, choirmaster, teacher, composer, b London, England, 4 Feb 1916, d San Diego, California, 9 Apr 2004; B MUS, ARCM (London) 1937, FRCO (London) 1944, D MUS (Toronto) 1948.

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Edna Little

Edna Little (m Knock). Choir conductor, teacher, b Fredericton 29 Feb 1928, B MUS (Brandon) 1976, M MUS (Toronto) 1983. She studied education and voice at McGill University, and piano at the CMQ.

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Helen Litz

Helen Litz (b Wilms). Conductor, arranger, composer, adjudicator, b Winnipeg 7 Jun 1932; diploma (Manitoba Teachers' College) 1962.

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Micah Barnes

Micah Barnes. Singer, songwriter, pianist, actor, b Vienna 30 May 1960. Barnes studied voice with José Hernandez and Bill Vincent, and led his own groups from the piano in Toronto cabarets and nightclubs during the 1980s while appearing in theatre, film, TV, and radio productions.

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David Mott

Mott, David. Composer, saxophonist, administrator, b Downers Grove, Ill, 7 Jan 1945. B MUS (Berklee) 1968, M MUS (Yale) 1973, MMA (Yale) 1974, DMA (Yale) 1979. As a youth he studied clarinet and developed an interest in Dixieland jazz. He studied composition and visual arts at Hope College 1962-4.

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Janine Sutto

Janine Sutto, actor (born 20 April 1921 in Paris, France; dead 28 March 2017 in Montréal, Québec). An autodidact, she came to the stage very early, and brilliantly personified countless roles in all genres of theatre, radio and television.

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Montreal Orchestra

The Montreal Orchestra. Seventy-member symphony orchestra founded in 1930 as a co-operative venture by Montreal theatre musicians who banded together under the initiative of clarinetist Giulio Romano to give concerts when the new sound films put them out of work.

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Theodore Frederic Molt

Theodore Frederic (b Johann Friedrich) Molt. Teacher, writer, pianist, organist, b Gschwend, near Stuttgart, 13 Feb 1795, d Burlington, Vt, 16 or 19 Nov 1856. The son of a Lutheran organist and schoolteacher, he received his first music lessons from his father and an elder brother.

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Montagnards

Montagnards. Name adopted by various Montreal and Quebec City choral societies in the wake of a tour across Quebec (August 1856) by the Montagnards basques, a French company directed by Alfred Rolland.

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Pierre Morin

Pierre (Paul) Morin. Cellist, conductor, teacher, b Montreal 27 Nov 1936; performance diploma cello (École normale, Paris) 1963. He studied 1954-8 at the CMM with Yvette Lamontagne and won the Prix Archambault in 1957.

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William Morton

William Morton. Tenor, teacher, b Deloraine, south of Brandon, Man, 27 Sep 1912. First trained as a violinist - he played in a dance orchestra at 13 - Morton studied voice in Regina with Alicia Birkett and in 1933 made his radio debut on CKCK.

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Harry Mossfield

Harry Mossfield. Baritone, b Sydney, Australia, 7 Jul 1919. He was known as a singer in Australia when he emigrated in 1952 to Vancouver.

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George Murray

George Alexander Murray, tenor, actor, television host (born 24 April 1913 in Winnipeg, MB; died 24 November 1982 in Comox, BC). An Irish tenor known for his folksongs and ballads, George Murray was a popular radio and television performer from the 1940s to the 1960s.

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Suzanne Jacob

Suzanne Jacob, novelist, poet and singer-songwriter (b at Amos, Qué 26 Feb 1943). After classical studies at the Collège Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Nicolet where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1964, Suzanne