Order of Canada
Donald J.A. Wright, C.M., L.Mus., D.Mus.
|Donald J.A. Wright, C.M., L.Mus., D.Mus.
|Member of the Order of Canada
||May 30, 2001
||October 17, 2001
|A popular and talented musician, composer, conductor and educator, he has brought the joy of music to Canadians. He devised a method of managing the changing voice of young singers while Director of Music for the London Board of Education. "Youthful Voices" helps to bridge the transition from child to adult voice. He went on to form the Don Wright Chorus and produced countless radio and television programs, film scores and commercial jingles. Devoting his energies to the welfare of others, he has shared his good fortune, funding several maternity and birthing centres and establishing more than 30 scholarships nationwide.
|Deceased on June 27, 2006.