The English baritone John Carol Case has died at the age of 89. He is mostly associated with an idigenous repertoire, notably the music of Gerald Finzi, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gilbert & Sullivan. As a recording artist, he appears on Otto Klemperer's EMI taping of J. S. Bach's St Matthew Passion. John Carol Case's recorded legacy includes other work for EMI and also for Lyrita; for the former label he takes part in Sir Adrian Boult's conducting of Vaughan Williams's The Pilgrim's Progress, and he is the solo baritone on Sir David Willcocks’s much-loved recording of Fauré’s Requiem. John Carol Case, who retired from concert-singing in 1976 to concentrate on teaching, was born in Salisbury and he died on 28 December 2012.


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