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Canada's music community remembers Derek Holman

Canada's music community remembers Derek Holman

May 23, 2019

"The conductor, organist and composer died on May 20, 2019, at the age of 88

Canada's classical and church music communities are mourning the loss of Derek Holman, the accomplished Toronto-based organist, conductor and composer, who died on May 20 at the age of 88.

Holman was born and educated in the U.K., where he was master at Westminster Abbey Choir School and assistant organist at St. Paul's Cathedral. Immigrating to Canada in 1965, he taught in the music theory and composition department at the University of Toronto from 1967-96. He also held positions at Grace Church on-the-Hill and the Church of Saint Simon the Apostle (now the Church of St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle), and was conductor of the Canadian Children's Opera Company (CCOC) from 1975-85..."


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