The Charles Daniels Society

The Charles Daniels Society was founded in 2005 to celebrate the life and work of the English tenor Charles Daniels. This website was set up in December 2008 and is still a work in progress; it is updated every time we get any news from the man himself, which is somewhat sporadic due to his extremely hectic schedule.

In the meantime, we'd like to welcome you warmly to the site. Hearty thanks to Donald Greig of the Orlando Consort for sending us our first article; more have been promised by other people, but he's the first to deliver. Click to read all about the Daniels Effect and the suspension of the normal laws of physics!

Please note: the Recording of the Month series is temporarily suspended because we are currently upgrading the website, beginning with the discography. This should not cause any major interruptions in service. The Recording of the Month for December is still available here, and the rest of the series may be accessed from there. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing a Recording of the Month review in the future - we would love to hear from you.

Latest news: You can now follow us on Twitter. Concert reminders, reviews and website updates will be posted there.

We've just considerably expanded our discussion forum and given it a complete facelift to match the "coffee and cream" colour scheme that you see here - only appropriate for a singer who is so fond of his coffee! Please come along and join us; we'd love to see you there. It's been quiet for a while, but there are now signs that it's starting to pick up.

Don't forget our CafePress shop. Currently this is selling only one product - a white organic cotton unisex T-shirt with the Society logo - but if there is sufficient interest the shop will be expanded in the future. We can assure you of the very high quality of this T-shirt now that it has been extensively wear-tested by our webmaster; the quality of the printing is fantastic, and it survives repeated washing with no problems at all.

Very many thanks to Tim Roberts, formerly of the Gabrieli Consort, for sending this splendid set of YouTube links in which he accompanies Charles on various keyboard instruments. Several of the pieces are his own compositions or arrangements. Enjoy these - we did.

We apologise for the continued delay in publishing the promised interview with Charles. He is being interviewed by S E G Hopkin, a freelance writer and journalist who (among other things) reviews books for the Spectator. We originally hoped to have the interview on the site before Christmas 2010, but due to Charles' extremely hectic schedule in recent months this has not been possible. Thank you all for your patience.

If you are having trouble finding a copy of Airs de Cour, which is no longer in production, you can buy an electronic version of the album - or individual tracks - direct from Linn Records. You can listen to the tracks before you buy. We highly recommend this album!

5 factors to make you consider using only organic shampoos

We are bombarded with chemicals. Pollution, unhealthy food, and everyday products are slowly poisoning us. In a world that is more and more polluted, some of us try to make our way to healthier bodies. We prefer now raw products, clothes made of sustainable fabric, and products with natural ingredients. What will happen if you change your styling products? Can you stop the hair loss if you use only organic shampoos? Here are some fun facts to convince you to take better care of yourself.

Essential factors about organic shampoos

The traditional conditioners and shampoos are filled with chemicals. Take a look at their label, and you will see that there’s much that you cannot understand. So, how can you still use them? Although they make your hair shiny and without any frizz, they can still affect you in ways that you cannot even suspect. You can suffer from allergies, irritation, and other local problems, but what is worse is that they are absorbed in your system, where they increase the risk for several diseases.

Organic shampoos were developed as a response to those who are looking to have a beautiful and healthy hair. Many of these products contain organic compounds with potent effects against hair loss. Some of the most popular ingredients from natural shampoos are Caffeine, Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, Rosemary, Calendula Officinalis, Coconut Butter, Chamomile, Argan oil, basil, and hibiscus, among many others. According to http://www.webmd.com/beauty/ss/slideshow-natural-oils-beauty, these compounds will repair the damaged hair and prevent the development of alopecia.

Best 5 ways to treat the loss of hair naturally

Treat hair loss naturally

Avoid using chemicals on your scalp!
When you notice that your hair is falling, you should start applying homemade recipes with organic ingredients. Plus, you should take Provillus, this 100% natural treatment that reverses balding. The capsules and solution will work together to stop what causes the shedding and replenish the health of scalp, follicles, and strands. Other natural options to prevent the loss of hair naturally include:

Why you should consider Provillus

Numerous doctors recommend Provillus Hair Regrowth System from http://www.provillusfullreview.com/ for men and women affected by hair loss. The shampoo with Minoxidil will block the production of Dihydrotestosterone, hormone which is culpable for more than 95% of all hair loss cases. Moreover, the organic ingredients included in the composition of this treatment will enhance the health of scalp and encourage the faster growth of strands.

It works immediately after starting using the Provillus products. This solution available on the official website will hinder the shedding of hairs, and the scalp will become fuller in only a couple of months. However, keep in mind that the growth rate is about 1.25 centimeters per month. Therefore, the results will become noticeable after only a few weeks.

Use organic shampoos while following the treatment with Provillus! It will enhance the efficacy of the ingredients, and you will soon enjoy the amazing benefits. Use the shampoo and capsules accordingly to the instructions, and improve the appearance of your hair!

The Charles Daniels Society
Charles Daniels at the Corbridge Music Festival, August 2008
The Charles Daniels Society sketch of charles
Sketch of Charles by Katie Raynes