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Patricia Adora Theresa Loncke (1945-1983)

Patricia Adora Theresa Loncke (1945-1983) BA, M. Phil., LRSM, LTCL. Outstanding Musical Composer.

Educated at Queenstown R. C. School, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
She grew up surrounded by music. Her mother held the ATCL and LRSM diplomas in music and gave piano lessons. Her father was the first Guyanese to gain the violin LRSM and spent his weekends conducting the Princessville Orchestra and teaching and rehearsing the Brickdam R. C. Cathedral Choir where he was Choir master and organist.
She studied English at the Mona Campus of the UWI, enrolling simultaneously at the Jamaica School of Music. In music she gained Premier Prix in the Advanced Piano classes in 1970 and 1971, the Licentiate diploma of the Royal Schools of Music, and the Licentiate of the Trinity College of Music (in teaching).
Her paintings won prizes at Jamaica National Festival 1970, and she was awarded a Certificate for Creative Dance at UWI.
It was in Musical Composition that she excelled. One early composition at St. Rose’s was a song sung by the whole school to greet the Mother Superior of The Ursuline Convent on her feast day. She wrote in Jamaica “The Silk Cotton Tree,” “Country Holiday,” and “Variations on Folk Songs” for violin. An early achievement was “Kiskadee” published by the Guyana National History and Arts Council.
In Guyana she served as an officer of the Guyana Foreign Service. Awarded an Alliance Francaise Scholarship, she obtained a diploma in French studies at the University of Poitiers. Her compositions include two songs for soprano, a vocal duet, several piano solos, a pianoforte suite in six movements, violin solos, a Sonata and Rhapsody for violin and piano, a Rhapsody for violin and orchestra and orchestral suite for ten instruments.
Her compositions have been performed in the Caribbean, Europe, (especially Austria), the USA and West Africa, India, Burma and Latin America.

Vol. 1: page 67.


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