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Micheline Tessier

(Hélène) Micheline Tessier. Soprano, teacher, administrator, b Paris 21 Jul 1932, d Montreal 25 Feb 2006; lauréat voice (AMQ) 1950, BES (Quebec Ministry of Education) 1970. Tessier studied voice with Roger Filiatrault 1945-9 at the École normale de musique in Westmount and 1949-53 privately.

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Herman Geiger-Torel

Herman Geiger-Torel (b Hermann Geiger). Opera director and administrator, teacher, b Frankfurt-am-Main, 13 Jul 1907, d Toronto, 6 Oct 1976; honorary LLD (Prince of Wales, PEI) 1967. His mother was the pianist and composer Rosy Geiger-Kullmann (1886-1964).

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Walter Allward

Walter Seymour Allward, sculptor (born 18 November 1876 in Toronto; died 24 April 1955 in Toronto). Walter Allward cemented his reputation as one of Canada’s greatest monumental sculptors with the mammoth Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France (1922–36), which commemorated the important Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 1917) and the more than 11,000 Canadians listed as missing in action during the First World War.

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Hubert Loiselle

Hubert Loiselle, actor (b at Montréal 17 Feb 1932; d there 16 Nov 2004). On Québec stages and screens for more than forty years, this likeable actor left his mark on several roles, particularly supporting ones, for his good nature, charm, and sensitivity.

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Feist

Leslie Feist, singer, songwriter, musician (b at Amherst, NS 13 Feb 1976). Feist spent her teen years in Calgary and became lead vocalist for a local punk band called Placebo when she was 15.

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Sally Clark

In 1983 she directed Ten Ways to Abuse an Old Woman, her first one-act play, at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's Rhubarb Festival. Her breakthrough came in 1984 when Clarke Rogers directed her first full-length play, Lost Souls and Missing Persons, at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto.

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Herbert L. Clarke

Herbert L. (Lincoln) Clarke. Cornetist, bandmaster, violinist, violist, composer, b Woburn, Mass, 12 Sep 1867, d Long Beach, Cal, 30 Jan 1945. His father, William Horatio Clarke (1840-1913), was appointed organist-choirmaster at Jarvis St Baptist Church, Toronto, in 1880.

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Mother Marie de St-Joseph

Mother Marie de St-Joseph (b Marie de Savonnières de la Troche). Ursuline nun, musician, b Château de Saint-Germain in Anjou, France, 7 Sep 1616, d Quebec City 4 Apr 1652. She joined the Ursulines at Tours at 14 and sailed to Canada in 1639 in company with Mother Marie de l'Incarnation.

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Susur Lee

Susur Lee, chef, restaurateur (born 1 January 1958 in Hong Kong). Susur Lee is a celebrated pioneer of modern Chinese cuisine and “fusion” cooking. He has received the prestigious CAA Five Diamond Award in Cannes, France, and was named one of the “ten chefs of the millennium” by Toronto-based Food & Wine magazine.

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Moe Koffman

In 1950 he moved to the USA, where he played in the big bands of Sonny Dunham, Jimmy Dorsey, and others. In New York he studied flute with Harold Bennett (of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra) and clarinet with Leon Russianoff (principal of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra).

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Thayer Lindsley

Thayer Lindsley, mining engineer, promoter (b at Yokohama, Japan 17 Aug 1882; d at New York C 29 May 1976). Born of American parents in Japan, Lindsley returned to the US at 15, graduated from Harvard in engineering and worked for the New York City subway.

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Stephen Van Rensselaer III

Stephen Van Rensselaer III (b at New York, NY, 1 Nov 1764; d near Albany, NY, 26 Jan 1839). Stephen Van Rensselaer grew up in the Van Rensselaer manor in the Upper Hudson River region of New York State. He graduated from Harvard College in 1782.

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Les Disciples de Massenet

Les Disciples de Massenet. A 65-voice mixed choir founded in Montreal 4 Feb 1928 by Charles Goulet. He named it after the composer of La Navarraise, the opera in which he had made his 1923 debut as a baritone at the Théâtre royal, Liège.

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Édith Tremblay

(Marie) Édith (Louise Ginette) Tremblay. Soprano, b Arvida (renamed Jonquière), Que, 11 Apr 1947; deuxième prix voice (CMQ) 1971.

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Geneviéve Cadieux

Cadieux has represented Canada in 3 major international biennials: Venice (1990), where she devised a seminal installation at the Canadian Pavilion, Sydney (1988, 1990), and Sao Paulo (1987).