Charlie has just graduated from King’s, Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar reading chemical engineering. Before going to Cambridge he sang with many Oxford college choirs, National Youth Chamber Choir, and the Oxford Bach Soloists, Schola Cantorum of Oxford, and Genesis Sixteen. He performed many solos with King’s, including for the live broadcast of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, and at the Concertgebouw and Sydney Opera house.

 

He performed the Duruflé, Fauré and Brahms Requiems as guest soloist with the CUMS chorus alumni in King’s Chapel. Last year Charlie won the Clare College Song Competition, and performed his debut London recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields which was the prize for the competition. He recently performed the role of Figaro in a contemporary reworking of Marriage of Figaro, and covered Leporello in Oxford Alternative Orchestra’s production of Don Giovanni.

Charlie studies singing with Russell Smythe and has had consultations with Christopher Purves, Roderick Williams, James Gilchrist, Eamonn Dougann, and Norbert Meyn. He is currently a lay clerk at Magdalen College, Oxford, and is a scholar with the Oxford Bach Soloists. Next year he will continue his studies at the Royal College of Music.

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