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Paolo Bordignon previously served as St. Bartholomew’s Associate Music Director from 2005 to 2014, and then served as the Director of Music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston before recently returning to New York. He is harpsichordist of the New York Philharmonic and performs in 2018-19 with Camerata Pacifica, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, ECCO, the Florida Orchestra, and a Trans-Siberian Arts Festival tour with the Sejong Soloists. He has been a frequent organ recitalist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

He has participated in festivals including Aspen, Bard, Bridgehampton, Grand Tetons, Mostly Mozart, and Palm Beach, as well as New York Fashion Week. He has collaborated with Renée Fleming, James Galway, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Midori, Itzhak Perlman, and with composers Philip Glass and Elliott Carter as soloist in their concerti. Born in Toronto of Italian heritage, Dr. Bordignon is a graduate of St. Michael’s Choir School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Juilliard School. He is an associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

Jason Roberts began his musical career as a chorister at St. George’s Cathedral in Perth, Western Australia; and is a graduate of Rice University, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the Manhattan School of Music. He is winner of the 2008 American Guild of Organists National Competition in Organ Improvisation and the 2007 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition USA, and he has been a finalist at competitions in St. Albans, England and Haarlem, The Netherlands. Jason spend several years as Organist/Choirmaster at St. James’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA before moving to New York in 2014. He serves on the faculty at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and keeps an active recital schedule.

Christopher Carter, Tenor, has been part of the St. Bart's family since 2010. He is now a regular singer for the St. Bartholomew's Choir, section leader for the St. Bart's Singers, Choir Marshal, and an Administrative Assistant for the Music Department.

While in New York, Mr. Carter was a featured soloist in J.S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio with the Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation. He sang for the New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Summer Music Festival at St. Bart’s. He has also been a chorister at St. James Cathedral and Eglinton St George United Church both in Toronto, Ontario, and St. Marks Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

With a performance degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Carter studied under Randall Scarlata.

While attending graduate school at the University of Toronto—and studying with Mary Morrison—Mr. Carter added a few more accomplishments to his experience. He was privileged to perform with the Toronto International Bach Festival (under the direction of Helmuth Rilling), the Toronto Bach Consort (under the direction of Yannick Nezet-Seguin), and the Festival Ensemble with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (under the direction of Peter Ouindjian).

In 2007, Mr. Carter performed and toured Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" with the Festival Ensemble Stuttgart, under the direction of Helmuth Rilling, throughout southern Germany. In the same year, as a member of the Choir of St. James Cathedral (Toronto, Ontario), he was a performance soloist at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.