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

Professor of music.

Born at Langport, Somersetshire, England, 21 August 1898. Son of David M. and Barbara Gwendoline Ross. Was educated at Clifton College, Royal College of Music, New College, Oxford. Served with South African Heavy Artillery in France, 1917-18; came to Winnipeg in 1921. Conductor of Winnipeg Male Voice Choir, Winnipeg Orchestral Club Orchestra, 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, 1922-23. 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.

Page revised: 22 July 2008

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