In concert, James has been a soloist in Handel’s Messiah, J.M.Haydn’s Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Saint-Saens’ Oratorio de Noël, Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, Schubert’s Mass in G and J.S.Bach’s Cantata #4, and has been broadcast a number of times on 2MBS-FM, ABC-FM and 3MBS-FM. Operatic roles he has performed include Don Giovanni (Opera Hunter), Dr. Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) (Pacific Opera), Owen Wingrave, Mr.Gobineau (The Medium) (Opera Workshop), Melchior, Balthazar (Amahl and the Night Visitors) and The Baritone (The Four-note Opera). He is currently a member of the Opera Australia Chorus.
James has been a finalist in the Herald Sun Aria, McDonald’s Operatic Aria, Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship (2009), German Opera Award, Rockend National Opera Studio London Scholarship (Opera Foundation Australia), 2MBS-FM Young Performer Award, City of Sydney Opera Awards (2008) and was awarded 3rd place in the National Operatic Aria (2009). He has been a winner of the Sydney deVries Baritone/Bass Award at the Sydney Eisteddfod and the Bram Walker Vocal Championship Award, Werner Baer MBE Prize, Ballarat Nativity Choir Encouragement Award, and Courier Ballad Contest at Royal South Street Competitions. James has been a Telstra Wholesale Young Artist with Pacific Opera since 2009.