Gerard Joseph Xhrouet
Gerard Joseph Xhrouet is a Instrumentiste Clarinettiste born with Spa in Province of Liege on January 18th 1834. In 1889, at 55 years, it goes to Montreal and is done more than particularly to notice as clarinettist Soliste orchestra of Ernest Lavigne occurring in front of more than 3000 people at the end of May 1889 for the inauguration of the musical Parc Sohmer whose this last is the initiator.
The two wire and pupils of Gerard Joseph will accompany it with the Quebec; Jules Gerard Xhrouet, born in 1863, clarinettist, deceased in March 1889 and is buried with the cemetery of Mount-Royal, and G. Xhrouet, Basson. The younger brother of the instrumentalist and Type-setter of origin spadoise, Frantz Jehin-Prume, Erasme Jehin-Prume, Violonist, had joined this first, before that, of Spa to Montreal in 1888.
Gerard Joseph Xhrouet, in addition to his qualities of clarinettist for his thirty years, owner, restorer with Spa, had been also, in addition Sculpteur. He made modestly, but with a success attested, part of the many Belgian instrumentalists to contribute to the Canadian musical life of which among the most known Belgians one can quote, as of 1856, the Liégeois, Jules Hone or Frantz Jehin-Prume, born in Spa.
A Symphony orchestra of forty instrumentalists come from Belgium, especially of Brussels and Liege, recruited in the country by Canadian Ernest Lavigne, will settle in Montreal and will regularly occur with several autochtones with the Sohmer park starting from 1890.
- Frantz Jehin-Prume
- Family Xhrouet
- , Belgium, in Encyclopedia of the music in Canada
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