James Robinson, baritone, has devoted recitals to the music of J. S. Bach, George Frederick Handel, Peter Cornelius and other baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary composers. In 1980, Mr. Robinson inaugurated Georgia Public Television's Opus series with a performance of Franz Schubert's Winterreise.
Mr. Robinson continues to be active in choral music, performing in recital at Saint Peter's Church, New York City, the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Philip, Atlanta, and with the choir of Grace United Methodist Church, Aberdeen, Maryland. He currently serves as staff baritone for the choir of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Atlanta. Since 1974, he has appeared with the Atlanta Camerata in their annual production of The Play of Herod. He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus as well as in lead and comprimario roles with The Atlanta Lyric, Atlanta Civic, and Florida State Opera companies.
Mr. Robinson received his B.M. degree with double majors in Voice Performance and Music History and Literature from Georgia State University in Atlanta where he studied voice with the late Peter Harrower. He received his M.M. degree from Florida State University also with majors in Voice Performance and Music History and Literature where he studied with Betty Jane Grimm. He studied with Todd Duncan and Eleanor Steber at the Ambler Music Festival, and with Burton Garlinghouse at the Blossom Festival where he also participated in master classes with John Wustman. Currently, Mr. Robinson is a student of Irene Callaway Harrower.
The Living Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church choir, Covenant Presbyterian Church choir and the Evensong choir of All Saint's Episcopal Church, Atlanta have premiered several of Mr. Robinson's compositions and arrangements including There is a Balm in Gilliad, A Christmas Carol, To Make Things New and The Kings with Mr. Robinson as baritone soloist. Mr. Robinson's translation of Peter Cornelius' Vater Unser is published on The Lieder and Art Song Text Page.
Additional information on compositions and arrangements can be obtained at this site, where clips of performances from the Cathedral of Saint Philip are also available, or from http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin/user_page.pl?url=jamesrobinsonmusic.
James B. Robinson
1846 W. Walker Ave.
College Park, GA 30337