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For Immediate Release - August 1, 2009
SAINT PETER’S CHURCH TO PRESENT BARITONE JAMES ROBINSON IN RECITAL
Atlanta, GA - Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City will present James Robinson, baritone, and Jo Kroger, piano, in recital at 8:00 PM, Tuesday, September 29, 2009. Featured on the program will be The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, a setting of William Blake text by Atlanta composer Curtis Bryant, and Vater Unser, nine meditations on The Lord’s Prayer by the nineteenth century German composer Peter Cornelius. Other works will be seldom heard compositions by Gioachino Rossini and W.A. Mozart. For further information you may contact Mr. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Saint Peter’s Church through their web site, http://www.saintpeters.org, or by phone at 212-935-2200.
James Robinson 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 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, Mr. Robinson has appeared in a leading role 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.
James Robinson’s compositions and arrangements have been premiered by the choirs of Living Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Covenant Presbyterian Church, and the Evensong choir of All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta. These have included 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.
James B. Robinson
1846 W. Walker Ave.
College Park, GA 30337