Bass-baritone Charles Perry Sprawls , a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has been enjoying a busy concert career since arriving in New York City in 1997. Recent performances include the Beethoven Missa Solemnis, Raphael in Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, and the Szymanowski Stabat Mater on the the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series at St. Ignatius Loyola, the Mozart Requiem on the Great Performances series at St. Bartholomew’s Church and Chausson’s Le Roi Arthus with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra. He has performed regionally as a soloist with the Berkshire Bach Society and at the Bard Music Festival. He is a previous district winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions. While in Atlanta, Mr. Sprawls performed as soloist in a number of performances with the late Robert Shaw, including the annual Christmas with Robert Shaw concerts and as part of the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, including performances of Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and the Faure Requiem. He can be heard on the recording A Robert Shaw Christmas – Angels on High on the Telarc label. In previous seasons Mr. Sprawls has performed on stage as a member of the associate chorus at both the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera. He has appeared as a member of the ensemble of Sweeney Todd in Concert with the New York Philharmonic and the Lincoln Center Festival production of Goldenthal’s Grendel, but his first love is choral, small ensemble and oratorio performance. Ensemble credits include concerts with New York Choral Artists, Concert Chorale of New York, The Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Voices of Ascension and recording projects with Alice Parker and Melodious Accord.