Cheek Elizabeth Muriel

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Fast Facts
Type of person Individual
Date of birth 13 Feb 1887
Place of birth Gawler, South Australia
Principal occupation Soprano Opera Singer
Date of death 12 Dec 1947
Place of decease Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Elizabeth Muriel Millhouse (nee Cheek) A.M.U.A.

Elizabeth married Algernon Edward Millhouse (1887 - 1948) on May 14, 1912, in the Registry Office, Adelaide.

Elizabeth Muriel Millhouse is remembered by her stage name 'Muriel Cheek'. She trained at the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide. Muriel was a Soprano singer who sang frequently in churches and in oratorio.

She was one of Australia's finest lieder singers. In 1921 Muriel Cheek took the part of Yum Yum in the grand presentation of the Gilbert & Sullivan opera 'The Mikado' at Gawler.

She was a valued member of Tod Street Methodist Choir which was conducted by her father for many years.

In Melbourne, she taught at the Albert Street Conservatorium but joined the teaching staff of the University Conservatorium, a position she held at the time of her death.

Muriel was the daughter of Gawler Town Inspector, Phillip Cheek.

The Muriel Cheek Memorial Scholarship is offered at Melbourne University.

Please <click here> to view photos of Muriel Cheek.

Researched by Allen Tiller.

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