Music is the language of love.
For the people of St. Marys, Ontario, in the late 19th century,
the most romantic figure was a young violinist, Nora Clench (1867–1938).
A musical prodigy, Nora inspired great love and admiration during
her extraordinary life. By the time she was 12, she was performing
throughout southern Ontario. At 17, she went to study in Leipzig,
Germany. She then began a remarkable career as a concert violinist,
eventually establishing her own string quartet in London, England.
Nora's visits home became infrequent, but St. Marys remained
enormously proud of her and celebrated her success.
Nora Clench as a Young Child with Her