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The Robert Shaw Chorale

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The Robert Shaw Chorale was a professional chorus founded in New York City in 1948 by Robert Shaw, a Californian who had been drafted out of college a decade earlier by Fred Waring to conduct his Glee Club in radio broadcasts. The Chorale enjoyed an intermittent existence, being formed and re-formed on an ad hoc basis for national and international tours and RCA recordings, its personnel count ranging from around thirty to around sixty voices depending on repertoire requirements. The Chorale ceased operations permanently in 1965, shortly before Shaw assumed the post of Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. During its existence the Robert Shaw Chorale became arguably the best-known and most widely-respected professional choral organization in the United States, with repertoire r

        
Members
PortraitRobert Shaw
zth 1916-1999 US
David Meyers
Charles Magruder
voc US
PortraitFlorence Kopleff
voc 1924-2012 US
PortraitCalvin Marsh
voc 1921-2012 US
PortraitPaul Ukena
1921-1991 US
Mary Evelyn Bruce
Ray Cook

Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Requiem Mass In C MinorLuigi Cherubini - Arturo Toscanini And The NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Robert Shaw Chorale2013Album
RigolettoGiuseppe Verdi - Leonard Warren, Erna Berger, Jan Peerce, Nan Merriman, The Robert Shaw Chorale2001Compil.
World's Greatest ChorusesThe Robert Shaw Chorale, Herbert von Karajan, Women's Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera, Rome Lyric Opera Orchestra & Chorus1992Compil.
Sleigh Ride!Placido Domingo, Die Wiener Sängerknaben, Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra, The Canadian Brass, The Robert Shaw Chorale, New York Philharmonia Virtuosi1992Compil.
Battle Cry Of FreedomThe Robert Shaw Chorale1991Album
Selections From Bizet's "Carmen"Georges Bizet, The Robert Shaw Chorale1991Single
The Best Of WagnerEugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Robert Shaw Chorale1991Compil.
RigolettoGiuseppe Verdi - Leonard Warren, Erna Berger, Jan Peerce, Nan Merriman, The Robert Shaw Chorale1990Album
Arturo Toscanini : Beethoven Symphony No. 9 "Choral" Coriolan OvertureArturo Toscanini • Eileen Farrell • Nan Merriman • Jan Peerce • Norman Scott • The Robert Shaw Chorale • NBC Symphony Orchestra / Ludwig van Beethoven1990Album
Highlights From Verdi's RigolettoGiuseppe Verdi / Erna Berger · Nan Merriman · Jan Peerce · Leonard Warren · Italo Tajo · Renato Cellini · The Robert Shaw Chorale · Robert Shaw1989Album
Ninth SymphonyArturo Toscanini • Eileen Farrell • Nan Merriman • Jan Peerce • Norman Scott • The Robert Shaw Chorale • NBC Symphony Orchestra / Ludwig van Beethoven1987Album
Mass In B Minor, BWV 232Johann Sebastian Bach - Soloists, The Robert Shaw Chorale And Chamber Orchestra, Directed by Robert Shaw1987Album
Christmas Hymns And CarolsThe Robert Shaw Chorale1987Single
Christmas Hymns And CarolsThe Robert Shaw Chorale1987Single
A Festival Of CarolsThe Robert Shaw Chorale & The Robert Shaw Orchestra1987Album
The Passion According To St. JohnJohann Sebastian Bach, Robert Shaw, The Robert Shaw Chorale, The Collegiate Chorale1986Album
Operetta CameosJeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy - The Robert Shaw Chorale1982Compil.
Classics Of The American Musical Theatre, Vol. 2Arthur Fiedler / The Boston Pops Orchestra And The Robert Shaw Chorale1979Compil.
Songs For A Summer NightThe Robert Shaw Chorale1977Compil.
A Collector's Porgy & BessEleanor Steber, Helen Jepson, Risë Stevens, The Robert Shaw Chorale And Cab Calloway1976Album
Chor der GefangenenThe Robert Shaw Chorale1975Single
Bernstein's Greatest HitsEugene Ormandy Conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra With The Boston Pops Orchestra Conducted By Arthur Fiedler With Sherrill Milnes And The Robert Shaw Chorale1973Compil.
100 Great Melodies The World Loves Best Volume 7The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Boston Pops Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Van Cliburn, The Robert Shaw Chorale1973Compil.
Concerto For Violin And Cello In A Minor / Variations On A Theme By Haydn / Gesang Der ParzenJohannes Brahms / Arturo Toscanini / NBC Symphony Orchestra / Mischa Mischakoff / Frank Miller, The Robert Shaw Chorale1972Album
MessiahGeorg Friedrich Händel, The Robert Shaw Chorale1971Album
The American Family Album Of Favorite Christmas MusicArthur Fiedler / The Boston Pops Orchestra, Robert Shaw / The Robert Shaw Chorale1970Compil.
Ninth SymphonyArturo Toscanini • Eileen Farrell • Nan Merriman • Jan Peerce • Norman Scott • The Robert Shaw Chorale • NBC Symphony Orchestra / Ludwig van Beethoven1970Album
Verdi: Te Deum, Hymn Of The Nations, Nabucco: Act III- Va, PensieroArturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Jan Peerce, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Westminster Choir1968Compil.
Irish Folk SongsRobert Shaw - The Robert Shaw Chorale1968Album
Sing To The LordThe Robert Shaw Chorale1967Album
Operni ZboroviGiuseppe Verdi - The Robert Shaw Chorale Uz Pratnju RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra1966Single
Operni ZboroviThe Robert Shaw Chorale1966Single
Gloria / KyrieAntonio Vivaldi, The Robert Shaw Chorale And The Robert Shaw Orchestra, Robert Shaw1966Album
Handel's Messiah (Highlights)The Robert Shaw Chorale, The Robert Shaw Orchestra1966Album
Handel's MessiahThe Robert Shaw Chorale, The Robert Shaw Orchestra1966Album
Brahms/The Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52 And Op. 65The Robert Shaw Chorale1966Album
Gloria / KyrieAntonio Vivaldi, The Robert Shaw Chorale And The Robert Shaw Orchestra, Robert Shaw1966Album
Symphony Of Psalms / GloriaIgor Stravinsky / Francis Poulenc - Saramae Endich, The Robert Shaw Chorale and RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Robert Shaw1965Album
On BroadwayThe Robert Shaw Chorale And The Robert Shaw Orchestra1965Album
Songs Of Faith And InspirationThe Robert Shaw Chorale1964Album
A Ceremony Of Carols / Rejoice In The Lamb / Festival Te DeumThe Robert Shaw Chorale : Benjamin Britten1964Album
I'm Goin To Sing Sixteen SpiritualsThe Robert Shaw Chorale1964Album
Месса Си Минор (Фрагменты)Johann Sebastian Bach - The Robert Shaw Chorale1963Album
The Robert Shaw Chorale "On Tour"The Robert Shaw Chorale1963Album
The Many Moods Of ChristmasThe Robert Shaw Chorale1963Album
Yours Is My Heart Alone / All-Time FavoritesThe Robert Shaw Chorale1963Compil.
This Is My CountryThe Robert Shaw Chorale & RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra1963Album
23 Glee Club FavoritesThe Robert Shaw Chorale1962Album
Battle Hymn Of The Republic / Star Spangled BannerThe Robert Shaw Chorale1962Single
In Four Great ChorusesThe Robert Shaw Chorale1961Single
Four Great ChorusesThe Robert Shaw Chorale1961Single
Sea ShantiesThe Robert Shaw Chorale1961Album
Operatic ChorusesThe Robert Shaw Chorale1961Album
Bach B Minor MassJohann Sebastian Bach, The Robert Shaw Chorale & The Robert Shaw Orchestra, Saramae Endich, Adele Addison, Florence Kopleff, Mallory Walker, Ara Berberian, Robert Shaw1961Album
The Immortal Victor HerbertVictor Herbert / The Robert Shaw Chorale And The Robert Shaw Orchestra1961Album
What Wondrous LoveThe Robert Shaw Chorale1960Album
A Chorus Of LoveThe Robert Shaw Chorale1960Album
Carmen (Abridged)Risë Stevens, Jan Peerce, Fritz Reiner, The Robert Shaw Chorale1959Single
The Lord's PrayerPerry Como And The Male Voices Of The Robert Shaw Chorale1959Single
Carmen (Abridged)Georges Bizet, Fritz Reiner1959Album
Stephen Foster FavoritesThe Robert Shaw Chorale1959Album
Ave MariaPerry Como And The Male Voices Of The Robert Shaw Chorale1959Single
A Mighty FortressThe Robert Shaw Chorale1958Album
Deep River And Other SpiritualsThe Robert Shaw Chorale1958Album
On Stage With Robert ShawThe Robert Shaw Chorale1958Album
Joy To The WorldThe Robert Shaw Chorale1958Album
Christmas Hymns And Carols Volume 1Robert Shaw, The Robert Shaw Chorale1957Album
Silent NightThe Robert Shaw Chorale1957Single
My True Love SingsThe Robert Shaw Chorale1956Album
Selections From Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin, Risë Stevens, Robert Merrill, The Robert Shaw Chorale1956Single
Verdi IL TROVATORE (Highlights)Giuseppe Verdi, Zinka Milanov, Fedora Barbieri, Jussi Björling, Leonard Warren, Margaret Roggero, Paul Franke, Nicola Moscona, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Shaw1955Album
Cavalleria Rusticana / I Pagliacci (Highlights)Pietro Mascagni, Ruggiero Leoncavallo ; The Robert Shaw Chorale1955Single
Five Love SongsThe Robert Shaw Chorale1955Single
Christmas Hymns And CarolsThe Robert Shaw Chorale1954Album
With Love From A ChorusThe Robert Shaw Chorale1954Album
Cavalleria Rusticana / I Pagliacci (Highlights)Pietro Mascagni, Ruggiero Leoncavallo ; The Robert Shaw Chorale1954Album
The Robert Shaw Chorale Sings Schubert - Bach - BrahmsThe Robert Shaw Chorale, Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms1954Compil.
A Masked Ball (Complete)Giuseppe Verdi - Arturo Toscanini And NBC Symphony Orchestra / Herva Nelli, Jan Peerce, Claramae Turner, Robert Merrill, Virginia Haskins, The Robert Shaw Chorale1954Album
Missa SolemnisLudwig van Beethoven, NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Arturo Toscanini1954Album
Gems From RigolettoErna Berger / Jan Peerce - Leonard Warren, The Robert Shaw Chorale1953Single
Robert Shaw Conducts Christmas Hymns And Carols Volume IIRobert Shaw, The Robert Shaw Chorale1952Album
Beloved HymnsThe Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Shaw1952Single
The Twelve Days Of ChristmasThe Robert Shaw Chorale1952Single
Il Trovatore (Der Troubadour)Giuseppe Verdi, Zinka Milanov, Jussi Björling, Fedora Barbieri, Leonard Warren, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Shaw1952Album
Brahms - Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 • Mahler - KindertotenliederMarian Anderson / Fritz Reiner1951Compil.
Sweet And LowThe Robert Shaw Chorale1951Album
Brahms - Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 • Mahler - KindertotenliederMarian Anderson / Fritz Reiner1951Compil.
Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin / Risë Stevens Mezzo-Soprano Robert Merrill Baritone Robert Shaw Conductor The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert Russell Bennett Conductor RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra1951Album
Verdi Rigoletto (Complete Opera) Volume OneGiuseppe Verdi / RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Renato Cellini, The Robert Shaw Chorale1950Single
Verdi Rigoletto (Complete Opera) Volume TwoGiuseppe Verdi / RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Renato Cellini, The Robert Shaw Chorale1950Single
Gems From Sigmund Romberg Shows (Vol. III)Sigmund Romberg And His Orchestra, The Robert Shaw Chorale1950Album
Great Sacred ChorusesThe Robert Shaw Chorale1949Single
Zigeuner-Chor / Flieg GedankeThe Robert Shaw Chorale, Westminster ChoirSingle
Angela Mia / Easter ParadeThe Robert Shaw ChoraleAlbum
Songs Of Faith And InspirationThe Robert Shaw ChoraleAlbum
Belcanto in OperaThe Robert Shaw ChoraleSingle
Chorus : Halelujah!The Robert Shaw ChoraleSingle
Поет Хор Роберта ШоуThe Robert Shaw ChoraleAlbum
Stephen Foster FavoritesThe Robert Shaw ChoraleSingle
Il TrovatoreGiuseppe Verdi, Jussi Björling · Zinka Milanov, Fedora Barbieri, Leonard Warren, The Robert Shaw Chorale And RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Renato CelliniAlbum
"The Rosary" And Other SongsThe Robert Shaw ChoraleSingle
Scenes From Samson And DelilahCamille Saint-Saëns - Risë Stevens, Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill, NBC Symphony Orchestra And The The Robert Shaw Chorale Conducted By Leopold StokowskiAlbum
Bizet - Carmen (Highlights)Risë Stevens, Jan Peerce, Licia Albanese, Robert Merrill, Fritz Reiner, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert ShawAlbum
Ave MariaThe Robert Shaw ChoraleSingle
Great Sacred ChorusesThe Robert Shaw Chorale Conducted By Robert Shaw, Hugh E. PorterSingle
Selections From CarmenRisë Stevens, Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill, The Robert Shaw ChoraleSingle
Hymns Of ThanksgivingThe Robert Shaw ChoraleSingle
Excerpts From Leoncavallo - I PagliacciVictoria De Los Angeles With RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra & The Robert Shaw Chorale Conducted By Renato CelliniSingle
On Broadway / Yours Is My Heart AloneThe Robert Shaw Chorale And The Robert Shaw OrchestraAlbum
A Collector's Porgy And BessEleanor Steber, Helen Jepson, Risë Stevens, Robert Merrill, Lawrence Tibbett, Cab Calloway, The Robert Shaw ChoraleCompil.
Sweet And Low And Schubert Songs For A Male ChorusThe Robert Shaw ChoraleAlbum
A Treasury of Easter SongsThe Robert Shaw ChoraleSingle
Requiem Mass In D Minor K.626The Robert Shaw Chorale, Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAlbum
The Toscanini Treasury Of Great Music Vol. 10Arturo Toscanini, Giuseppe Verdi, Luigi Cherubini, NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Robert Shaw Chorale, Robert ShawAlbum
Deep RiverThe Robert Shaw ChoraleSingle
Gems From RigolettoErna Berger, Jan Peerce, Leonard Warren, The Robert Shaw ChoraleAlbum
Cantatas 131 and 140Johann Sebastian Bach : Robert Shaw, The Robert Shaw ChoraleAlbum
Fledermaus: HighlightsJohann Strauss Jr., Fritz ReinerAlbum
My True Love SingsThe Robert Shaw ChoraleAlbum
Great Love Songs & BalladsThe Robert Shaw ChoraleAlbum
Sing To The LordThe Robert Shaw ChoraleSingle
Highlights from Die Fledermaus "The Bat"Johann Strauss Jr., Fritz ReinerSingle
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