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Laura English Robinson Delivers Solo Performance at Spelman

September 2017

Laura English-RobinsonOn Sunday, Sept. 24, from 4-6 p.m., world–renowned soprano Laura English-Robinson, C'68, will delight music lovers when she delivers, "A Solo Performance in Celebration of Spelman College's Class of 1968," in Sisters Chapel. Piano accompaniment will be provided by music professor emeritus Joyce F. Johnson, D.Mus.

There will be a reception immediately following the performance in the Johnnetta B. Cole Living and Learning Center. The event is open to the public but a ticket purchase is required. A cash donation of $20.00 per person can be given at the door of Sisters Chapel before 3:30 p.m. or purchased online through Eventbrite.

A Voice of Distinction

English-Robinson received her bachelor's degree from Spelman and a master's of music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She has been a scholarship recipient and vocal fellow at the Berkshire Music Center (Tanglewood), the Brevard Music Center, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the AIMS summer study program in Graz, Austria.

An Atlanta native, she toured Italy, the United States and South America performing in chamber, solo, orchestra and opera performances. She was also the winner of Italy’s Golden Puccini Vocal Competition and recipient of the Sullivan Foundation Awards, Mayor’s Fellowship in the Arts (City of Atlanta) and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Artistic Achievement Award.

English-Robinson, presently on the voice faculty at Spelman, has performed on numerous occasions with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Robert Shaw and Yoel Levi. She made her New York debut at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and later returned for performances at Alice Tully Hall. She has performed in recitals throughout the United States, at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Spivey Hall in Atlanta, and as soloist with the Chattanooga, Montgomery, Lexington, DeKalb, and Albany Symphonies and most recently with Orchestra Atlanta.

Equally at home with opera as with recitals, oratorio, and chamber music, she has performed operatic roles from standard to contemporary operas. Previously, she sang the title role for the world premiere of the opera Zabette by composer Curtis Bryant and librettist Mary Bullard.

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