January 05, 2015
I’m just going to call it the best Boxing Day present of all time.
A total of ten musicians stand among the many doctors, entrepreneurs, and other game changers in Canada to be appointed the Order of Canada.
Names were announced on December 26, 2014 with a list including the 95 Canadians set to receive Canada’s highest civilian honor.
Musicians honoured with the Order of Canada this year include:
- Singers/songwriters and humanitarians Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida.
- Classical solo trumpeter Jens Lindemann. Lindemann dedicated his award to his parents who also recently received notice of their official immigration.
- Celebrated cellist, professor, and founder of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Denis Brott.
- Founder of the Canadian Brass and tuba player, Conrad Charles Daellenbach.
- Organ performer, educator, and organ chair for Schulich School of Music at McGill University, John Grew.
- Music enthusiast and volunteer extraordinaire John Barker Lawson. Lawson is an advisor for the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.
- Acadian soprano singer Suzie LeBlanc.
- Professor, conductor, pianist, and founder of the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Lorraine Vaillancourt.
- Opera singer and director of the Opéra de Québec, Grégoire Legendre.
Since 1967, several musicians have been awarded the Order of Canada, including Rush and Celine Dion among others.
Rush Induction into the Order of Canada, February 26th, 1997.
CBC reports that the new recipients are welcome to attend one of three formal ceremonies of their choosing within the following year to officially receive the award.
In other news…
- Music PEI wants YOU!
- What $21,100 will buy you these days.
- Caribou is coming west this Spring.
- New act in effect to deter illegal downloading.
- Bonnaroo, Canadiana-style.
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