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

Click to enlargeMusician, impressario.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, 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 in Winnipeg.

The “Celebrity Series” papers are at the Archives of Manitoba.

More information:

Fred Gee, RearView Manitoba, Archives of Manitoba


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 18 June 2010

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