John Vorrasi, 1948-2015

Mar 03, 2015 463

John Vorrasi, singer, cofounder, artistic director and longtime guiding light of the William Ferris Chorale, died Monday afternoon after a three-year battle with leukemia. Vorrasi, 66, launched the William Ferris Chorale with his longtime partner Bill Ferris in 1971, and continued to guide the chorus after Ferris’s sudden death in 2000.

“It is with profound sadness that we must announce the passing of our Artistic Director and co-founder, John Vorrasi, who, with inspired vision and impassioned conviction guided the William Ferris Chorale through our 43 seasons,” said music director Paul French in a released statement.

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