Music in Memory of Marc
September 5, 2013
Funds raised will be divided 50/50 between the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Charles Blandy has been described as “a versatile tenor with agility, endless breath, and vigorous high notes” (Goldberg Early Music Magazine) and “unfailingly, tirelessly lyrical” (Boston Globe). With Emmanuel Music in Boston he has sung the title role in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, the Evangelists in Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions, major roles in Handel’s Ariodante and Mozart’s Magic Flute, and appeared in John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby. In recent years he has sung Handel’s Messiah with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the American Bach Soloists in San Francisco; at Lincoln Center with the National Chorale; with the Bethlehem Bach Choir, Charlotte Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Opera Boston, Handel and Hayden Society, Boston Baroque, and the Cantata Singers. He was a Tanglewood fellow, and has degrees from Indiana University and Oberlin College. He is originally from Troy, NY.
Marc Aaron Butler sang as a member of Iveria from 1992 - 2012 when he died, with his last public performance being in the Regent Theater on 7/8/2013. Iveria are a group of men who sing Georgian liturgical and folk music. The group was originally formed as an offshoot of the Yale Russian Chorus in 1985, when a few members decided to further pursue the music of the Republic of Georgia. We are based in the greater Boston area, and have a sister group based in New York state, the Kartuli Ensemble.
Arlington ward choir
Conducted By Margret Moore
Marc Aaron Butler sang in LDS Ward Choirs and the Michigan Mormon Concert Choir, beginning in 1980; the music of praise was the love of his life. He sang as a member of the Arlington Ward LDS Choir from 1983 - 2012, with his last performance with the Arlington Ward LDS Choir being in the Regent Theater. The choir plans to sing some of Marc’s favorite hymns. The Arlington Ward Choir is a group of local performers from the Boston area, primarily from the Arlington Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They are quite adept at performing choral music from across the ages.
Marc Aaron Butler loved heritage music from all parts of the world. He especially loved Gaelic folk songs such as those popular at modern day renaissance fairs. such as the songs re-popularized during the folk music revival of the 1970’s by such groups as the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, the Wolfe Tones, and many others. Bardic Circle are a passionate group of Singers who specialize in RenFaire music.
With More to Be Announced.