Donald Bartle (1930 – 2022)

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Donald Bartle
Donald Bartle
photo by Maura McGroarty

The Elmer Iseler Singers are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Donald Bartle.

Donald was a founding member of the Festival Singers of Canada, singing in the historic 1954 opening performance of the choir at the Stratford Festival in Ontario. He sang with both Elmer Iseler and Lydia Adams in the Elmer Iseler Singers in his more than 50 year career as a professional choral singer. In November 2000, he accepted the first Elmer Iseler Singers’ Honorary Life Membership. The Elmer Iseler Singers send our deepest condolences to his wife, Jean, and to his entire family and many friends.