Charles Blandy has been praised as “a versatile tenor with agility, endless breath, and vigorous high notes" (Goldberg Early Music Magazine), and “breathtaking” and “unfailingly, tirelessly lyrical” by The Boston Globe.
In recent years he sang the Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, with Emmanuel Music. He regularly appears in their ongoing Bach Cantata series. He also appeared with Music of the Baroque in Mozart’s “Great” C minor Mass; and Bach’s B minor Mass with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, and later Orchestra Iowa.
He has sung Handel’s Messiah with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra and American Bach Soloists. With Emmanuel Music he performed in John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby; Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress, Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio and Magic Flute, and Handel’s Ariodante. He has appeared with the American Classical Orchestra, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Handel and Haydn Society, Exsultemus, and the Charlotte Symphony.
He studied at Tanglewood, Indiana University, and Oberlin College. He is originally from Troy NY. charlesblandy.com