Bach: St. John Passion (Emmanuel Music)

“Blandy was an imposing Evangelist, his focused tenor an ideal vehicle for plain-spoken clarity — which only intensified the most painful moments, in which Bach adds anguished curlicues describing Peter’s “bitter weeping” or the scourging of Jesus.”

— Lloyd Schwartz, Boston Phoenix

“… [E]specially memorable [was] … evangelist Charles Blandy’s single, long, woeful cry expressing Simon Peter’s weeping, sharp as a wrist-slash. … The Evangelist was sung with power and soft touches by Blandy.”

David Perkins, Boston Globe