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MacMillan, (Sir) Ernest (Campbell)

MacMillan, (Sir) Ernest (Campbell) (b Mimico, Ontario, 1893; d Toronto, 1973). Canadian conductor, organist, and composer. Concert organist from age 10. ARCO at age of 13, FRCO at 17. Studied Edinburgh with Niecks and Hollins, then Paris. At Bayreuth 1914 and interned throughout war, gaining his Oxford D.Mus. while prisoner. Org., Timothy Eaton memorial church, Toronto, 1919–25. Prin., Toronto Cons. of Mus. 1926–42, dean of mus. Toronto Univ. 1927–52. Cond., Toronto SO 1931–56, Toronto Mendelssohn Ch. 1942–57. Comp. choral works and arr. Canadian folk-songs. Knighted 1935 (first Canadian ‘for services to mus.’).

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