2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2024 • The Centrum

“My Life Through Music” takes the audience on a journey through the music that led James to where he is today. The music includes the first aria James learned in high school, art songs he sang in his college years, and his first aria as a tenor. He will sing through songs that remind him about three major events from the past 15 years: singing at St Luke’s United Methodist for 17 years, going to his first young artist program at Sarasota Opera, and the three summers he attended Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Singers. This program will include music by Quilter, Ravel, Schubert, Respighi, and Wagner. There will also be new arrangements of some favorite hymns by Rob Landes.

Performance Location: The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 77379
Date & Time: 2:00 p.m. April 9, 2024
Tickets: $15 Adult, $12 Senior, $10 Child/Student, $10 Groups of 6 or more
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James Chamberlain

James Chamberlain is an up and coming dramatic tenor. Most recently he performed the role of Cavaradossi with Mobile Opera. He has sung such roles as Canio from I pagliacci with Opera Ithaca, Roberto in Puccini’s first opera Le Villi with Bel Cantanti Opera, Cavaradossi with Loft Opera, Canio with Opera in the Heights, Pollione with St Petersburg Opera and Don Jose with Kingwood Summer Opera. He has performed both Turridu and Canio in a night of Cavallaria Rusticana and I pagliacci. He has sung principle roles with Houston Grand Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Wichita Grand Opera. James’ orchestral works include the Tenor solo in Beethoven’s 9th symphony and Pilate in Bob Chilcott’s St John’s Passion, where he worked first hand with the composer. 

James spend three summers attending the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices where he studied with opera legend Dolora Zajick. He was twice an Emerging Artist with St Petersburg Opera. He also spent a season as a Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera. James attended Penn State University, where he studied as a baritone. He sang roles such as Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Rigoletto in Milton Granger’s Talk Opera, Doctor Gregg in Douglas Moore’s Gallantry, and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors. He also performed in two children’s opera by Seymour Barab, Chanticleer as the Fox, and Little Red Riding Hood as the Wolf. His final role as a baritone was Peter in Hansel and Gretel.