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Remembering Stuart Hamilton

Posted on January 4 by Kyle in News

We're deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Stuart Hamilton. He was a kind man, an accomplished vocal coach, and mentor to generations of Canadian singers.

Hamilton was one of Canada’s premier vocal coaches for over 65 years. 

He was the founder and artistic director emeritus of Opera in Concert and was the first artistic director of the Canadian Opera Company ensemble. 

His master classes in vocal interpretation were widely attended across not only Canada but North America

Writing Unbuilt Hamilton was a homecoming for me. Quite literally. I live in Toronto now, but during a leave I took from my day job to research the book, I spent a lot of time staying with my father — in what turned out to be the final months of his life — in the house in Hamilton I had grown up in. It was appropriate. Decades earlier, that house had started me on the path to the book I was writing.

Hamilton’s heritage homes and museums teem with anecdotes and stories, vividly conveying the early history of a Steel City fast transforming itself into a knowledge and cultural destination. Here are seven pieces of history I learned from Hamilton curators and museum guides.

 

Death's Shadow has been Nominated for the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award! thumbnail

Dundurn is pleased to announce that Death’s Shadow by Jon Wells has been nominated for the 21st Annual Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award in the nonfiction category. Well’s acclaimed work of true crime will compete with Blood by Lawrence Hill and This House is Condemned by David Haskins for the top prize.