Gordon Roberts – conductor


Gordon Roberts is originally from Pennsylvania, but has made South Florida his home since 1985. He holds a B.S. degree in Music Education from Wilkes University and B.M. and M.S. degrees in Conducting and Piano from the Juilliard School. Mr. Roberts was part of The Lincoln Center Program – touring and giving many solo concerts as well as guest soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States. He is winner of the National Baldwin Piano Recording Competition and the recipient of the prestigious Connell Award from Northeastern Pennsylvania. He has performed world wide as accompanist for the Internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano Jennie Tourel.

You may have seen him on television, where he hosted several programs over a ten-year period including Musical Minutes for Educational TV, and later a weekly series called Topic where he had the opportunity to interview visiting performers, celebrities and politicians. He is the founder of the Elm Park Concert Series in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where his functions ranged from producer to occasional performer. As a conductor, he has worked with chorus and orchestra from symphony, opera, oratorio, and Broadway including the Pennsylvania premiers of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium and William Walton’s The Bear. In the “pop” field he was founder of Complete Sound Plus One, a group of singers and instrumentalists that performed music from Bach to Bacharach.

Roberts has generously given of his time to the arts in South Florida by serving on the boards of The Public Theatre, ArtServe, and The Chopin Council. In 2004 Roberts had the pleasure seeing his first original musical Friday, Saturday, Sunday, showcased at Lynn University and supported by the legendary Jan McArt. In 2005 he directed, arranged and performed in the first recording of Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Most recently Roberts was founding Artistic Director/Conductor of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida based in Ft. Lauderdale, which, under his auspices performed at a quadrennial gathering of LGBT choruses in Denver, Colorado; as the guest of the renowned Symphony of the Americas at Broward Center; and at the University of Miami’s famed Gusman Center. Roberts’ arrangements, orchestrations and leadership helped thrust this fledgling chorus onto the National stage in a very short time.

Additionally, Roberts serves as organist at the Church by the Sea in Bal Harbour. He is also owner and principal designer for a major residential/commercial design company in South Florida and Alexandria, VA – Eagle Rock Design, Inc.

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