Tim Roberts, former keyboard player for the Gabrieli Consort, has sent us this wonderful set of YouTube videos featuring Charles. Tim composed or arranged most of these pieces.
Other YouTube links: click here to hear Charles sing the aria Hateful man! from Handel's Alexander Balus. This may be one of the most difficult tenor arias Handel ever wrote, and Charles sings it with splendid gusto. In a more lyrical mood, here is Charles singing Purcell's Love, thou canst hear with the King's Consort.
The Montreal Baroque Festival is an annual event in which Charles is usually involved.
The Stour Music Festival also takes place annually, usually at about the same time as the Montreal Baroque Festival... but Charles has been known to fly straight back from Canada to appear at Stour.
Charles makes regular appearances and recordings with the Retrospect Ensemble (formerly known as the King's Consort).
He also does a great deal of concert and recording work with De Nederlandse Bachvereniging (The Netherlands Bach Society). Their website is mostly bilingual, though there are some sections in Dutch only.
In April 2009, Charles did a concert with Hendrik Bouman, the outstanding Dutch harpsichordist. They hope to do further concerts together in the future; please keep an eye on our concerts page for details!
Charles is a regular soloist with the Woodmansterne Collection. After a long break from concert performances due to the refurbishment of St Albans Cathedral, they are now back in action, and Charles appeared with them in a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion in March 2010.
Charles officially left the Orlando Consort several years ago, but he still works with them from time to time.
The Wikipedia page for Charles contains biographical information and links to some reviews.
If you are interested in booking Charles, you can do so via his agent, who also has a detailed biography of him which you can use (subject to their permission) in the event programme. Personal communications addressed to Charles can also be forwarded via his agent.