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In Memoriam – George Brough

In Memoriam George Brough – 1918 – 2015

Longtime WMCT member and fixture in the Canadian classical music community George Brough died in Toronto, September 15. He was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, February 25, 1918, and became pianist, organist, harpsichordist, and opera coach. Music was the heart of his life and he and his friend and companion of 43 years, Simone Desilets have been part of the WMCT community for many years.

See Toronto Star obituary:

See Musical Toronto In Memoriam:

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Back Stage Basics – “What drums?”

Back Stage Basics – “What drums?”
Behind the scenes stories of “interesting moments” on concert day.

As back stage volunteers we arrive early at Walter Hall. A key for the performers’ lounge, known as the “Green Room” is picked up at Reception and we await the arrival of our artists. Usually they appear a little before 10 a.m.

We are so thrilled to have you here to perform for the WMCT! How was your flight? Do you need help with parking?

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WMCT Alumni – Paul Lewis

WMCT Alumni – Paul Lewis

To great acclaim, Paul Lewis made his Toronto debut in Music in the Afternoon’s 115th season on Oct. 18, 2012. This summer, he’ll play Stratford Summer Music on July 29 at 2 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, in Stratford.

https://stratfordsummermusic.ca/

Earlier this spring, he was attacked by a seagull in Liverpool, giving the British media the opportunity to state:

The Birds are Bach
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11683368/The-Birds-are-Bach-Concert-pianist-sprains-finger-in-vicious-seagull-attack.html

 

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