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W. Herbert Belyea: Biography

W. Herbert Belyea
1917 - 2001
Region: Prairie

W. Herbert Belyea

Herbert Belyea

Music teacher (school and University), choral conductor, composer, poet. Born Winnipeg 1917. Graduate University of Manitoba (BA, B.Ed, MEd). Studied under British musicians Filmer Hubble and Ronald Gibson. Conductor CBC Winnipeg Singers and various church choirs. Vocal and choral adjudicator at festivals across Canada and northern States. Commissioned by City of Winnipeg, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Male Voice Choir as well as several church choirs.

Compositions (vocal or choral in traditional harmony for either adult or children's voices) have been published by five music houses in three countries (Frederick Harris, Leslie Music, Roberton Music Summy-Birchard, Waterloo) and have been widely used by music festivals and church choirs across Canada and aired by the CBC. A book of poetry (A Crocus Sings) published under the pseudonym A.C. Darke.

Photo Source: CMC Archives