Charles Daniels

Charles Daniels

Charles Daniels, Tenor, was born in Salisbury, England. He was a chorister and choral scholar at King’s College Cambridge, and studied at the Royal College of Music in London under Edward Brooks.

He has made over 90 recordings as a soloist including Handel’s Messiah with the Gabrieli Consort, Dowland songs, Wojcieh Kilar’s Missa Pro Pace with the Warsaw Philharmonic, Bach’s Mass in B Minor with De Nederlandse Bach Vereniging, and The Beggar’s Opera.

Concert appearances have taken him all over the world including regular appearances at the BBC Proms; the world premiere of “Songs of the Sky,” a new song cycle by John Tavener; Handel’s Joshua (London Handel Festival), Messiah (Vienna with Nikolaus Harnoncourt) and Esther in Hebrew (New York); the Evangelist in Bach’s Saint John Passion (Academy of Ancient Music); Britten War Requiem (Salisbury, Canterbury); Purcell’s King Arthur in Toronto with Tefelmusik, and the premiere of Wojciech Kilar’s Missa Pro Pace with the Warsaw Philharmonic, in Warsaw and in Rome for the late Pope John Paul II. Recent highlights include the title role in staged performances of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in Montreal and his completion of Purcell’s unfinished Ode Arise my Muse was broadcast on Radio Canada in the 2009 Montreal Baroque Festival.

2010 also included much Monteverdi for the 400th anniversary year of the 1610 Vespers. Current plans include much Bach with tours in Canada, the U.S., Japan, and the Netherlands, a tour and recording of music for the Court of King Henry VIII with Capella de la Torre, and performing a complete set of seasonal cycles of Schubert songs with the fortepianist Geoffrey Govier.

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