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Memorable Manitobans: Fred M. Gee (1882-1946)

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Fred M. Gee
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Musician, impressario.

Born at Cardiff, Wales in 1882, he immigrated to Winnipeg in 1902 and worked as a piano accompanist and organist. He joined the staff of the Winnipeg College of Music in 1903 and served as a church organist for years. He was also a faculty member of the Imperial Academy of Arts and Music. He was organist for the Winnipeg Oratorio Society from 1908 to 1928. In 1927 he became a full-time concert impresario, and he promoted the “Celebrity Series” of recitals across Canada in the 1930s. He died at Winnipeg in 1946. The “Celebrity Series” papers are at the Archives of Manitoba.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 June 2020

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