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Adrienne Labelle

Adrienne Labelle. Soprano, teacher, b Montreal, fl 1904-10. She studied voice with her father, Charles, and Céline Marier and piano with Alexis Contant and Émery Lavigne. She completed her voice studies in 1903 with Auguste-Jean Dubulle in Paris.


Choirs Ontario

Choirs Ontario (previously known as the Ontario Choral Federation). Organization established in 1971 to promote choral activities in Ontario, with an elected voluntary board, a paid executive secretary, and offices in Toronto.


Anne Murray

Morna Anne Murray, CC, ONS, singer (born 20 June 1945 in Springhill, NS). Anne Murray is one of Canada’s most successful and iconic singers. She became a household name in Canada and internationally in the 1970s and 1980s with such hit songs as “Snowbird,” “A Love Song,” “Danny’s Song” and “You Needed Me.” A successful crossover artist known for her warm alto voice and girl-next-door image, Murray had 28 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, eight No. 1 hits on the Adult Contemporary chart and 25 Top 10 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart. Named the Female Recording Artist of the 1970s by the Canadian Recording Industry Association, she has sold more than 55 million albums worldwide. She was nominated for or won a Juno Award every year but one from 1971 to 1995, winning 23 in total, more than any other artist. She has also won four Grammy Awards, nine Big Country Awards, two Canadian Country Music Association Awards and three American Music Awards. A Companion of the Order of Canada and a Member of the Order of Nova Scotia, she has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Country Music Association Hall of Fame, Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame.


Daniel Lavoie

In 1983, the song 'Ils s'aiment' (two million copies sold) thrust Lavoie into the forefront of French-speaking singer-songwriters. It conveyed the anguish of young people in the 1980's, its tense, haunting melody matching the sensitivity of a new generation born with the atom bomb.


Art Hallman

Art (Arthur Garfield) Hallman. Singer, arranger, saxophonist, pianist, b Kitchener, Ont, 11 Jan 1910, d Richmond Hill, Ont, 5 Dec 1994. Raised in Vancouver, Hallman began studying piano at 10 and saxophone at 18, and played on CNR steamship cruises to Alaska, then on radio station CJOR.


Alexander Gray

Alexander Reid Gray, operatic baritone, teacher, administrator (born 31 March 1929 in Lachine, QC; died 6 October 1998 in Victoria, BC).


Corey Hart

Corey Hart. Singer, songwriter, pianist, producer, b Montreal 31 May 1962. Raised in Spain, Mexico, and the USA, he returned to Montreal in his youth. He began writing songs in his teens and endeavoured to sell his early efforts there and, at 17, in New York.



Mitsou (b Mitsou-Miel-Rioux Gélinas). Singer, songwriter, actress, b Loretteville, Que, 1 Sep 1970. Grand-daughter of the noted actor-playwright Gratien Gélinas, she acted in TV soap operas as a child.


Alain Lamontagne

Alain Lamontagne. Harmonica player, composer, singer, storyteller, actor, b Verdun (Montreal) 14 Jul 1952. He began playing harmonica in his teens.


Pierre Flynn

Pierre Flynn. Singer-songwriter, keyboardist, b Quebec City 17 May 1954. In 1971, he founded in Montreal the rock group Octobre with Mario Légaré (bass), Jean Dorais (guitars) and Pierre Hébert (drums), and he wrote most of their songs.


CBC Opera Company

CBC Opera Company. Founded in 1948 to perform on the radio series 'CBC Wednesday Night'. Under the chairmanship of Charles Jennings the company was administered by Harry Boyle, Terence Gibbs (producer), Nicholas Goldschmidt (conductor), Geoffrey Waddington (music adviser), and Arnold Walter.


Aselin Debison (Profile)

SHE'S JUST 12 years old, so sweet she could make your teeth ache, and cute enough to have her image plastered on young people's bedroom walls. Have I mentioned she can sing a little, too? Yes, Aselin Debison - the anti-Britney, the pride of Glace Bay, N.S.


Ginette Reno

In 1972 Reno won first prize for performance at the Tokyo International Song Festival with Les Reed's "I Can't Let You Walk Out of My Life.


Avril Lavigne

Avril Ramona Lavigne, singer, songwriter (b at Belleville, Ont 27 Sept 1984). Avril Lavigne began singing gospel music in church as a child, then went on to belt out country songs at music festivals and talent contests before she was discovered by Arista Records.


Martine Saint-Clair

Martine Saint-Clair. Singer, lyricist, b Montreal 22 Jul 1964. She gave her first shows while in school, at 15, singing songs by Gino Vanelli and Jean-Pierre Ferland, her sister providing the piano accompaniment.