Robert Sims

Robert Lewis Sims (born in Chicago, Illinois) a lyric baritone who specializes in African-American folk songs and spirituals, is known for his rich tone, energetic performances and convincing stage presence.wikipedia
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Odetta

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Sims has performed in recital with folk legend Odetta and renowned opera and concert singers George Shirley, William Warfield, Simon Estes, Benjamin Matthews, and Jubilant Sykes.
On March 24, 2007, a tribute concert to Odetta was presented at the Rachel Schlesinger Theatre by the World Folk Music Association with live performance and video tributes by Pete Seeger, Madeleine Peyroux, Harry Belafonte, Janis Ian, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Josh White Jr., Peter, Paul and Mary, Oscar Brand, Tom Rush, Jesse Winchester, Eric Andersen, Wavy Gravy, David Amram, Roger McGuinn, Robert Sims, Carolyn Hester, Donal Leace, Marie Knight, Side by Side, and Laura McGhee.

Baritone

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Robert Lewis Sims (born in Chicago, Illinois) a lyric baritone who specializes in African-American folk songs and spirituals, is known for his rich tone, energetic performances and convincing stage presence.

Carnegie Hall

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Robert Sims, the Gold Medal winner of the American Traditions Competition, gave the first all spiritual and folk song recital at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in 2005.

Jessye Norman

In March 2009, he was invited by Jessye Norman to participate in ''Honor!

George Shirley

Sims has performed in recital with folk legend Odetta and renowned opera and concert singers George Shirley, William Warfield, Simon Estes, Benjamin Matthews, and Jubilant Sykes.

William Warfield

Sims has performed in recital with folk legend Odetta and renowned opera and concert singers George Shirley, William Warfield, Simon Estes, Benjamin Matthews, and Jubilant Sykes.
In 1999 Warfield joined baritones Robert Sims and Benjamin Matthews in a trio by the name of "Three Generations".

Simon Estes

Sims has performed in recital with folk legend Odetta and renowned opera and concert singers George Shirley, William Warfield, Simon Estes, Benjamin Matthews, and Jubilant Sykes.

Jubilant Sykes

Sims has performed in recital with folk legend Odetta and renowned opera and concert singers George Shirley, William Warfield, Simon Estes, Benjamin Matthews, and Jubilant Sykes.

Georgia Guitar Quartet

Equally at home with standard operatic literature and classic jazz, Robert has collaborated with the Georgia Guitar Quartet in songs from Bernstein to Bob Dylan.

David Baker (composer)

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He joined David Baker and Mercedes Ellington for Duke Ellington’s The Sacred Concerts and My People, and in 1997 toured Japan with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra performing Leonard Bernstein's Opening Prayer.

Duke Ellington

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He joined David Baker and Mercedes Ellington for Duke Ellington’s The Sacred Concerts and My People, and in 1997 toured Japan with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra performing Leonard Bernstein's Opening Prayer.

Opening Prayer

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He joined David Baker and Mercedes Ellington for Duke Ellington’s The Sacred Concerts and My People, and in 1997 toured Japan with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra performing Leonard Bernstein's Opening Prayer.

Christ Cathedral (Garden Grove, California)

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A favorite at Dr. Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, Sims has appeared on several Hour of Power international telecasts.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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Sims performed with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square on a special broadcast of the choir's long-running Music and the Spoken Word in January 2011 and January 2019.

Music & the Spoken Word

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Sims performed with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square on a special broadcast of the choir's long-running Music and the Spoken Word in January 2011 and January 2019.

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

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Robert Sims is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Binghamton University, Northwestern University, and the American Conservatory of Music.

Binghamton University

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Robert Sims is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Binghamton University, Northwestern University, and the American Conservatory of Music.

Northwestern University

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Robert Sims is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Binghamton University, Northwestern University, and the American Conservatory of Music.

American Conservatory of Music

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Robert Sims is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Binghamton University, Northwestern University, and the American Conservatory of Music.

Music Academy of the West

He has also studied at the Music Academy of the West, Chautauqua Musical Institute, and the Oberlin/Urbania Vocal Institute in Urbania, Italy.

Oakland East Bay Symphony

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Based on a poem by Robert Trent Jones Jr. about the impact of King's life on the United States, the production features the symphony, chorus as well as baritone singer Robert Sims and saxophonist David Henderson.

Lena McLin

Her students have included R. Kelly, Tammy McCann, Chaka Khan, Da Brat, Mark Rucker and Robert Sims, and she has been called "the woman who launched a thousand careers" by art critic Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune.

Shepherd's Grove

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Notable guests have included former USSR president Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former United States Vice President Al Gore, former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, noted Catholic broadcaster Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, musician John Tesh, Christian singer Jaci Velasquez, pianist Roger Williams, flautist Sir James Galway, Christian singer Joy Williams, Backstreet Boys member and Christian singer Brian Littrell, Christian singer Natalie Grant, Christian rock band Sonicflood, singer Robert Sims, American tenor Daniel Rodriguez, musical group The Oak Ridge Boys, Christian singer Sara Groves, Irish tenor Ronan Tynan; former tennis star Michael Chang, actors Kirk Douglas, Roy Rogers, Noah Gray-Cabey, and Denzel Washington, radio talk-show host Laura Schlessinger, and MLB baseball player Kirk Gibson.