William Patrick Barry

Born:                March 13, 1956
Died:                October 20, 2001

Turtle Years:   1985-1987
Section:            Baritone

A Turtle’s Tribute:

William, who sang beautiful baritone, was from South Texas. He was in the Chorale from 1985 thru 1987 before moving to the Washington, D.C. area.

He was a Librarian in the Library of Congress and was responsible for cataloging films into their collection.

William also performed with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. In addition he performed with a periodic political satire group in which he was noted for his portrayal of Al Gore.

William wrote and published a collection of short stories about being gay entitled Buttocks and Buttondowns.

William was taken by the same malady that took his father and brother at similar ages, in either late 2001 or early 2002.

At the time of his death he was survived by his mother, who resides in Georgetown, Texas.

A Turtle’s History

His first performance with the Chorale was in BRAVO in September 1985 at Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University.

He sang with the Chorale until June 1986.

During that time, he sang “We Three Kings” as a part of an Octet in the December 1985 production of “JUBILATE!” and sang a solo in the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Segment in the June 1986 production of “POPS ‘86″.

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