Fleming to sing at McCain service

Gary Craig Rochester Democrat and Chronicle USA TODAY NETWORK

Internationally beloved opera singer Renée Fleming, who grew up in Churchville, will sing the Irish standard “Danny Boy” at a memorial service for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain.

McCain, who died Saturday of brain cancer, had requested that Fleming sing the song, according to her manager, Dannielle Thomas.

“She is very honored,” Thomas said. “It’s going to be a beautiful service.”

Fleming is scheduled to sing at a memorial service for McCain at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday.

Fleming, a Grammy winner and Tony nominee, is also a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.