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19-year-old Girl Named by Winnipeg Temple As Canada’s First Female Cantor

Nineteen-year-old Beverley Cohen, an attractive brunette who studies French at the University of Manitoba, earned the distinction today of being named Canada’s first female cantor. Her appointment was announced by Temple Sholom here.

Miss Cohen, a mezzo soprano and prize-winning pianist, sang leading roles in three Gilbert & Sullivan operettas while in high school and appeared in the university’s production of “My Fair Lady.” She was the winner of the French government award in first year French at the university.

A Temple Sholom official said that Miss Cohen might also be the only female cantor in North America. Miss Cohen is a resident of Winnipeg.