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Borland, William

Actor and bass-baritone who received his Bachelor of Science and doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati by 1989.  He has graced the roles of Pilate and Peter in St. Matthew’s Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach at Carnegie Hall and appeared in Carmen, La Boheme and The Magic Flute with the Atlanta Opera.  Other groups with whom he has performed include The Atlanta Singers, the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, and the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers.

In 1997, he sang bass on A Robert Shaw Christmas:  Angels on High.  He performed baritone parts on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus album, Barber:  Prayers of Kierkegaard; Vaughan Williams:  Dona Nobis Pacem; Bartok:  Cantata Profana, in 1998.  In 2001, he did likewise on the Atlanta Singers stocking stuffer, Chantez Noel.

He was the featured vocalist in a program of Berlin, Brahms, Mozart, Porter and Schumann at the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex on 2nd November 2001.  On 6th April 2002, he was the baritone soloist in a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Classic Center Theater.  He was the bass-baritone soloist in the University Chorale and University Singers concert of Come, ye Sons of Art by Henry Purcell on 21st April 2006.

William also fulfilled soloist duties at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta from 1997 to 2016 and works as a Principal Research Engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Robert Shaw Chamber Singers recordings
Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
Telarc 80461 (CD: A Robert Shaw Christmas: Angels On High)
ArrangerAlice Parker

Here he sings on “While By My Sheep” by the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers…