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Saugerties Pro Musica

Baritone - December 9th - 3PM

Robert Edwin 

Recital with accompanist, Joseph Krupa
Program  Bios 



My Heart Ever Faithful (from Cantata 68) J.S. Bach

Classical Piano Pieces That “Sing”

Minuet in G J.S. Bach

“A Lover’s Concerto” Linzer/Randall

Prelude in C, WTC Book 1 J.S. Bach

“Ave Maria” Bach/Gounod

Fantasy Impromptu, Op. 66 Chopin

“I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” McCarthy/Carroll

Prelude in C minor, Op. 28 Chopin

“Could It Be Magic” Manilow/Anderson

Concerto, Op. 18 No. 2 (excerpt) Rachmaninoff

“Full Moon and Empty Arms” Kaye/Mossman

Clair de lune Debussy

“In the Still of the Night” Porter




Songs by American Composers

Song of the Open Road Albert Hay Malotte

The 23rd Psalm Robert Edwin


The Lord’s Prayer

Sure on this shining night Agee/Barber

Love in the Dictionary Celius Dougherty

This Little Rose Dickinson/Roy

Come Ready and See Me Purdy/Hundley

Twentieth Century Hillyer/Kalmanoff

Christmas Songs

Gesu Bambino Martens/Yon

Rise Up Shepherd Traditional

The Twelve Days After Christmas Frederick Silver

O Holy Night Dwight/Adam



ROBERT EDWIN has gained international recognition as a singer, composer, teacher, and writer. He has sung Bach cantatas in church cathedrals and rock songs in Greenwich Village coffeehouses, recorded for Avant Garde and Fortress Records, and toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad. He has performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Town Hall, and has appeared with such outstanding artists as opera star Jerome Hines, jazz legend Duke Ellington, and actor-director Ossie Davis. His TV and radio credits include several NBC Christmas specials as well as commercials for everything from politicians to hot dogs.

An ASCAP lyricist and composer since 1967, Mr. Edwin has written a wide variety of music ranging from children’s songs to music theater scores. An active and ecumenically-minded ELCA Lutheran, he has worked with and for all the major Christian denominations. His songs, hymns, and choir anthems are sung in churches around the world.

His diverse performing career is matched by an equally diverse teaching career. A leading authority on Contemporary Commercial Music (nonclassical) and child voice pedagogy, Robert Edwin preaches what he practices at his large private studio in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, where classical singers interact with music theater performers, rock and pop vocalists, child singers, and pageant contestants.

Robert Edwin has served on the adjunct voice faculties of the University of Michigan, the New Jersey School of the Arts, Burlington County College (NJ), and continues to serve on the Applied Music Staff of Camden County College (NJ). He is a frequent faculty member of the Voice Foundation’s Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice. A member of the prestigious American Academy of Teachers of Singing, he has led master classes and workshops in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Mr. Edwin is past Secretary/Treasurer of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and an Associate Editor of the NATS Journal of Singing. His column, "The Bach to Rock Connection" (1985 - 2002), was the first regular feature in the Journal dedicated to nonclassical voice pedagogy. From 1996 to 1999 he was also a Contributing Editor for VocalEase, a magazine for choral directors. He holds a B.A. in the Humanities from Thomas Edison College.

Robert Edwin taught for over ten years in New York City under the aegis of the Helena W. Monbo Studio, a studio that included actress/singer Grace Jones, Tony Award winner Ernestine Jackson, and A Chorus Line original, Donna Drake. Past and present students from his New Jersey studio include Jennifer Piech, who created the role of “Kate McGowan” in the Broadway musical, Titanic; Josh Young, "Tony" in the 2005 World Tour of West Side Story; members of “The Fabulous Greaseband” and “Grey Eye Glances”; Kristen Alderson, who plays "Starr" on the ABC-TV soap opera, One Life to Live; and contemporary Christian recording artists, Paul and Rita Baloche.

Joseph Krupa

Joseph Krupa holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Calgary, and a B.A. from Rutgers University. Recent solo performances include Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with the Olney and the Chestnut Hill Symphonies, and a solo recital radio broadcast for the Cunningham Piano Hour.

An active member of the American Guild of Organists, Mr. Krupa is organist and pianist for the First Presbyterian Church of Salem, New Jersey, and has served as music director for the Cherry Hill Summer Theater program. He has been a private piano instructor and voice coach for over fifteen years. His teachers include Dalton Baldwin, Martin Katz, and Alexander Fiorillo, a former student of the legendary Vladimir Horowitz.



All concerts are on Sunday at 3 PM

at the Saugerties United Methodist Church

on the corner of Washington Avenue & Post Street

Admission $12 - Seniors $10 - Students Free

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