Leslie Holmes

Leslie Holmes (born 30 April 1901, date of death unknown) was a Canadian baritone and voice teacher. Holmes was born in Lesser Slave Lake in 1901. He was a celebrated singer in oratorios, concerts, and recitals in Canada and England from the 1920s-1950s. He appeared as a soloist with several notable music ensembles during his career, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He was also a soloist at the Montreal Festivals.[1]

Holmes studied singing at the Canadian Academy of Music with Albert Ham and at the Royal College of Music in London with Harry Plunkett Greene. He was a professor of singing at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (1946-1947, and 1954-1959) and at the Royal Academy of Music in London (1947-1954). Several of his pupils had successful careers, including James Milligan, Jan Simons, and Harry Mossfield among others.[1]


  1. Don Sedgwick (May 8, 2007). "Leslie Holmes". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
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