Roberton was born in Glasgowwhere, inhe founded the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. For five years before that it was the Toynbee Musical Association. A perfectionist, he expected the highest standards of performance from its members. Its voice was a choir voice, its individual voices not tolerated. He set new standards in choral technique and interpretation. For almost fifty years, until it disbanded in on the retirement of its founder, the Glasgow Orpheus Choir had no equal in Britain and toured widely enjoying world acclaim.
Their repertoire included many Scottish folk songs arranged for choral performance, and Paraphrases, as well as Italian madrigalsEnglish motets Evil Woman - Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two the music of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Roberton was knighted in the New Year's Honours. The Australian politician and diplomat Hugh Roberton was his son. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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