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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Cuthbert Melville Ross (1898-?)

Professor of music.

Born at Langport, Somersetshire, England on 21 August 1898, son of David M. and Barbara Gwendoline Ross, he was educated at Clifton College, Royal College of Music, New College, Oxford. During the First World War, he served with the South African Heavy Artillery in France from 1917 to 1918. He came to Winnipeg in 1921 where he was conductor of the Winnipeg Male Voice Choir, Winnipeg Orchestral Club Orchestra, and Winnipeg Philharmonic Society. Organist and Choirmaster of Holy Trinity Church. Choirmaster of Augustine Church. President of the Oxford Musical Club. Conductor of the Winnipeg Male Voice Choir on tour, 1922-1923. Conducted Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra as guest conductor at Minneapolis, March 1923. Organized and conducted Winnipeg Orchestra (Winnipeg Orchestral Club), 1923-24. Address, 25 Music and Arts Building, Winnipeg.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 February 2022

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