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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Voice Teacher Edith Della Pergola - passed away July 2nd, 2009

La Scena Musicale has just learned of the passing of voice teacher Edith Della Pergola. LSM interviewed Mrs. Della Pergola in 2002 when she was inducted into the Canadian Opera Hall of Fame for her work with her husband in the McGill Opera Studio. Read more about her in the Canadian Encyclopedia of Music. Thanks to Taras Kulish for his email:

Hi Everyone....sorry for the mass email but it's the simplest way to inform everyone, in case you don't already know, sadly, that Mrs. Edith Della Pergola has passed away.

DELLA PERGOLA, Edith, C.M. Professor Emeritus (McGill University) passed away with dignity at home, with Felicity and Howard by her side, on Thursday, July 2, 2009. Wife of the late Luciano Della Pergola. Devoted and treasured mother and mother-in-law of Felicity and Howard Blatt. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Monday, July 6 at 2 p.m. Burial at the Temple Emanu-el Beth Sholom Congregation Section, Mount Royal Cemetery, 1297 Forest Rd. Contributions in her memory may be made to the "Della Pergola Scholarship Fund," c/o the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, (514)398-4054, Attn. Donna Williams.

If any of you knew her and wish to share your condolences with the family you may write something online at:

Taras Kulish

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