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Creative artist James Dargan has
played violin and sung since he was very young. He is also a writer of
words and music, as well as a polyglot translator. James was raised in
the Deep South and – after a childhood spent at the Duke University
String School and NC School of the Arts –was educated in New and Old
At Boston University, James studied violin with
Nicholas Kitchen (first violinist of the acclaimed Borromeo Quartet,
still in residence at New England Conservatory), and completed
bachelor's degrees in Literature, Religion, and Musicology, all the
while singing and acting in various choirs and stage productions,
fencing, and writing his thesis under the aegis of his advisor, the
late poet Geoffrey Hill.
In the UK, James studied English
Literature in the graduate programme at Leeds University, continued to
play the violin, and began to find his voice as a singer, working as a
Lay Clerk in the Choir of York Minster.
After York, James
returned to Boston, where he's sung with groups as diverse as The Choir
of the Church of The Advent, Boston Baroque, and Lowell House Opera;
continued to play and teach violin, and added composition and outreach
work to his portfolio. He also studied voice with Dr. Lynn Eustis, Neil
Semer, and Peter Harvey, and recently attended the prestigious
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto, on a full scholarship.
relocated to New York, James sings in the professional choir of Marble
Collegiate Church, freelances around Manhattan, and continues to pursue
social justice through the arts.
undated but apparently prior to his move to New York, for a wonderfully
personal insight into the character of James Dargan visit groupmuse.com/james-dargan .
are pleased to welcome James Dargan and his accompanist, Mark Whitlock,
to their first appearances in the Historical Pianos Concerts series.