Raymond Wesley Beatty
BEATTY, RAYMOND WESLEY (1903-1973), bass-baritone and teacher of singing, was born on 22 June 1903 at Narrandera, New South Wales, son of James McIntyre Beatty, schoolteacher, and his wife Marie, née Weissel. He was educated at East Maitland High School and the State Conservatorium of Music, where he studied singing under Roland Foster and in 1923 won the Dame Clara Butt scholarship, followed by two others. In November 1926 he gave the first of many recitals with his fellow-student Heather Jean Kinnaird, contralto, whom he married at St Stephen's Presbyterian Church on 21 August 1935. In 1928 he won the Welsh delegation's vocal championship for New South Wales.
Beatty had a 'robust bass-baritone voice', appeared in conservatorium opera productions, and was successful in oratorio and concert performances with the Royal Philharmonic Society of Sydney and the Welsh Choral Society. In November 1930 he had an enthusiastic reception at ...Read more at the source website