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Memorable Manitobans: Paul Macenko (1897-1991)

Musician.

Born in Kyrykivka, Ukraine, he served in the Russian and Ukrainian armies during and after World War One. He was educated at the Prague Music Conservatory (doctorate in music) and came to Winnipeg in 1936 as choirmaster at the Ukrainian National Home. He co-founded the Ukrainian Cultural and Education Centre in Winnipeg, and wrote extensively on Ukrainian music, especially church music. He died in St. Boniface.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 29 March 2008

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