Charles MacDougall

Charles is a member of Voces8 Soloists and is only available for booking as one of 4 or more soloists from the group. 

Charles MacDougall was born in London in 1982 and received his early musical training in musical theatre and as a pianist. He read Classics at Durham and was awarded an MA with Distinction in 2005. During that time he held a choral scholarship at University College and also sang with the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir and the International Centre for Music Studies New Vocal Consort. 

As a soloist, Charles has performed Handel's Messiah on tour of Lombardy, Italy with the Gruppo Corale e Strumentale Jubilate, at the London Foundling Museum and St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, with the Emerald Ensemble (recorded for Channel 4); a staged performance of Bach's St. John's Passion for Chameleon Arts; Monteverdi's madrigals with Trio Barokkalao in the Newcastle Early Music Festival; and Mozart's Spatzen-Messe with Northern Sinfonia.  Forthcoming engagements include solo recitals at the Handel House Museum, the London Foundling Museum, Benjamin Franklin House with award-winning harpsichordist Bridget Cunningham, and further projects with lutenist Sam Chapman.    

Charles is currently a member of the international multi-award-winning vocal ensemble Voces8 (with whom he has an extensive international touring schedule), Scotland's premier vocal ensemble Cappella Nova, the chamber choir Voces Cantabiles and the innovative New York ensemble Manhattan Camerata. 

Charles has been coached by baritone Richard Wistreich, soprano Lynne Dawson and mentored by noted opera director Elijah Moshinsky.  He currently continues his vocal studies with international vocal coach Hilary Llystyn Jones and the tenor Charles Daniels. 

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Charles MacDougall

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