Robert DeCormier

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Born: b. 1922
Education/Training:
began playing trumpet at age 7; attended Colby College; after being wounded in Germany during World War II, attended Juilliard School where he studied voice and choral conducting with Peter Wilhousky and Robert Shaw
Best Known For:
work with spirituals and folk music
Assignments:
worked with Harry Belafonte for years; formed the Robert DeCormier Singers in 1963, who toured and recorded until 1987; became conductor of New York Choral Society in 1970; also taught music at a New York City high school where he taught Mary of Peter, Paul, and Mary (he later arranged music for the group); conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and a professional group, Counterpoint, in Vermont
Curious Facts:
was great friends with Pete Seeger
Notable Recordings:
conducted, arranged for and played on dozens of albums
REPERTOIRE : A La Claire Fontaine (Beside a Sparkling Fountain)
CONCERTDATES
An Evening with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Paul Salamunovich 05/10/1997
An Evening with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Paul Salamunovich 04/26/1997
A Choral Passport 02/09/1997
REPERTOIRE : Alouette (The Lark)
CONCERTDATES
An Evening with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Paul Salamunovich 05/10/1997
An Evening with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Paul Salamunovich 04/26/1997
A Choral Passport 02/09/1997
Folk Jubilee 01/24/1981
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1970
REPERTOIRE : Ahrirang
CONCERTDATES
A Choral Passport 02/09/1997
SING! 08/24/1996
5th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/20/1994
REPERTOIRE : The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
CONCERTDATES
Home for the Holidays 12/17/1995
A Children's Holiday Celebration 12/17/1994
Christmas 12/15/1984
Christmas 12/15/1984
Christmas 12/16/1984
Grandpeople's Concert 03/06/1980
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/17/1978
Joy to the World 12/18/1978
A Song For All Seasons 04/12/1975
Folk Songs of the World 04/20/1974
Christmas with the Chorale 12/19/1971
Choral Concerts for Young People 03/07/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 03/07/1970
Children's Hospital 12/12/1974
Motion Picture and Television Country Home 12/07/1975
French Hospital 12/11/1975
Children's Hospital 12/11/1975
Martin Luther King Hospital 12/17/1975
Robinson's Beverly Hills 12/08/1985
REPERTOIRE : Christmas Cheer
CONCERTDATES
The Spirit of Christmas 12/13/1975
The Spirit of Christmas 12/14/1975
REPERTOIRE : Let Me Fly
CONCERTDATES
HSCF: Chamber Singers 05/01/2015
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