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Susan Kessler, 1914-Oct. 5, 2021. A musician’s friend, she was a devoted supporter of classical music in Vancouver.

Escaped Hungary to England, emigrated to Canada, settled in Vancouver from 1955.

Carlisle Floyd,1926-30th September 2021. Opera from the American South.

Composed at least 12 operas, usually writing his own librettos.

George Mraz,1944- 16th September 2021. Great Jazz Bassist.

Vituoso with a sonorous,buoyant tone and agile style.

Norman Bailey, CBE,1933- 15th September 2021 British 0peratic Bass-Baritone.

Associated with Wagner operas, particularly in the role of Wotan in the Ring Cycle.

Classical Brat or Violinist with Guts ?

Nigel Kennedy, prevented from including a Jimi Hendrix tribute in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall, cancels appearance.

Teresa Zylis-Gara.1930-Aug.28. 2021. Polish Soprano.

A versatile voice,intense delivery and convincing acting ability combined to create an illustrious career.

Marya Columbia,1956-2019. Fearless soul.

Played at St.Paul’s Chapel during the 9/11 recovery efforts which probably contributed to her lung cancer. She worked and succeeded to get accepted as a responder( and for fellow musicians) by the World Trade Centre Health Programme.