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Kathleen Ferrier
Birth: Apr. 22, 1912
Death: Oct. 8, 1953

Opera Singer. Born in Higher Walton, Lancashire, her father sang in the local choir and many members of her family followed a keen interest in music. Kathleen's early musical intersts lay in the piano, having won several competetions by the time of her 18 birthday, when she worked as a telephone operator. Having had her vocal talents spotted and nortured by Thomas Duerdon, she later moved to London to study with Roy Henderson. Her operatic debut came in 1946, appearing in Britten's "The Rape of Lucarettia". She was often accompanied by Gerald Moore, but more famously with Bruno Walters. The memory of Kathleen Ferrier and her voice is maintained by her recordings which include Brahms' "Alto Rhapsody" and Bach's "St.Matthew Passion" as well as English folk songs and others such as "The Stuttering Lovers", "Blow the Wind Southerly" and "Down by the Sally Gardens". She died following a fight with cancer at the age of 41. (bio by: Kieran Smith) 

Cause of death: breast cancer
 
Burial:
Golders Green Crematorium
Golders Green
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1379
Kathleen Ferrier
Added by: Christiane Gomes
 
Kathleen Ferrier
Added by: Kieran Smith
 
Kathleen Ferrier
Added by: Kieran Smith
 
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Gone too soon.
- Anders
 Added: Aug. 28, 2015
Remembering the incomparable Kathleen Ferrier, beautiful in every way. No one will ever sing 'Das Lied Von der Erde' as you did - Der Abschied is so poignant given your fate. But every piece of music you sang was touched by magic. Sleep well xx
- Irene B
 Added: Jun. 30, 2015
Minha Kathleen, parabéns!!!!!
- Christiane Gomes
 Added: Apr. 22, 2015
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