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Kathleen Mary Ferrier C.B.E. (1912 - 1953)

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Kathleen Mary Ferrier C.B.E.
Born in Higher Walton, Lancashire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in London, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Oct 2016
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Biography

Born 22 APR 1912. Higher Walton, Lancashire, England. Third child of William and Alice Ferrier. Siblings sister Win, brother George.

Extract from Wikipedia Kathleen Mary Ferrier, CBE (22 April 1912 – 8 October 1953) was an English contralto singer who achieved an international reputation as a stage, concert and recording artist, with a repertoire extending from folksong and popular ballads to the classical works of Bach, Brahms, Mahler and Elgar. Her death from cancer, at the height of her fame, was a shock to the musical world and particularly to the general public, which was kept in ignorance of the nature of her illness until after her death. The daughter of a Lancashire village schoolmaster.[1]

Married Albert Wilson in November 1935, but her marriage was annulled in 1847 without having any children.

Her brother George emigrated to Canada to become a farmer and sister Win became a teacher in London.

Sources

  1. Wikipedia, accessed 10 May 2017.

See also

  • Evergreen Magazine, Spring 1991, pp. 16-26.


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