Robert Sims, Baritone

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Robert Sims Performs Schumann’s Ich Grolle Nicht

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Robert Sims, BaritoneLyric Baritone Robert Sims has been highly praised for his moving interpretations of African American spirituals, and has given numerous recitals of them throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has appeared with many orchestras in this country, and toured Japan with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra where he was featured in a nationally televised performance of Bernstein’s Opening Prayer. Sims recently made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall and has performed in concert at New York’s Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Institution, the Latour de France International Music Festival in France, and the celebrated American Church in Paris. Under the auspices of the Community Concerts and Live On Stage Series, Sims performed more than 150 recitals throughout the United States. Robert has appeared several times in performance on the Hour of Power from the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, which is broadcast internationally, and was the focus of a Public Broadcasting Service special Artbeat Chicago.

Among the summer festivals that Sims has sung for include Chautauqua, Yachats, Grant Park, Big Arts, and the Ravinia Music Festival. He also toured nationally in the ensemble Three Generations, a celebration of American spirituals and folk songs with renowned artists George Shirley, the late William Warfield and Benjamin Matthews. Recently, he debuted with Simon Estes and Jubilant Sykes in the trio Simon, Sykes & Sims, singing spirituals and American songs. Mr. Sims’ artistry is highlighted on four compact discs produced by Canti Classics: Soul of a Singer, Sims Sings Copland and Spirituals, In The Spirit, and Three Generations. He is also featured as a guest artist on two recordings with the Moses Hogan Chorale: Deep River, and Gotta Home in Dat Rock. Robert Sims is an alumnus of Oberlin Conservatory, SUNY Binghamton, Northwestern University, and American Conservatory of Music. He is the Gold Medal Winner of the American Traditions Competition, the Friedrich Schorr Opera Award and the National Opera America Award.