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Robert Macdonald

, baritone

Robert Macdonald began singing professionally at an early age as a chorister at Hereford Cathedral under the direction of Dr Roy Massey. He sings regularly as a chorister with most of the prominent period vocal ensembles of the UK including The Tallis Scholars, The King’s Consort, and The Hilliard Ensemble. He is also a founder member of two ensembles which have recently won the coveted Gramophone Award for Early Music; namely The Cardinall’s Musick and The Clerks’ Group. As a soloist Robert has sung with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall, with the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, for Sir David Willcocks and Raymond Leppard with the London Mozart Players, as well as with many choral societies up and down the country. He also has several operatic roles to his name including the Commendatore (Don Giovanni),  Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte ), the Abbot (Curlew River), and Il Tempo (Il Ritorno Di Ulisse).

Canticum Canticorum
Les Voix Baroques
February, 2008