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Memorable Manitobans: Myfanwy Evans Story (1921-1970)

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Born in Winnipeg of Welsh parents, she won the Rose Bowl at the Manitoba Music Festival Competitionat an early age. She then sang in a National Film Board film about the Festival (Listen to the Prairies), and soon was performing on the CBC. She travelled to London to study in 1950, returning to be married. She moved to Washington, D.C., in 1956 and became a soloist at Westmoreland Congregational Church and other Washington area churches. She died in Washington. There is a recording of her singing, entitled “With Tender Affection: Myfanwy Evans Story. In Memorium.”

Sources:

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

Page revised: 28 April 2008

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