Charles is available as a soloist or consort singer and is comfortable both on the concert platform and in more intimate recital settings. He regularly performs a wide variety of repertoire from the baroque to English Song, as well as jazz and lighter repertoire. He has a number of well-established recital programmes popular with festivals, but is happy to discuss bespoke programmes to suit your requirements.
Nerone - (scenes from) L’incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi. Music of the Spheres
Richard III - The Last Plantagenet by Webb. Philharmonia Orchestra. De Montford Hall
Tenor - The Crucifixion by Stainer. Esher Parish Church
Evangelist - Johannes-Passion by J.S.Bach. Dalby Kammarkör. Sweden
Tenor - Messiah by G.F. Handel. Jericho Ensemble
Tenor - Weinachts-Oratorium by J.S.Bach. Telemann Chamber Orchestra. Izumi Hall, Osaka, Japan
Tenor - Messiah by G.F.Handel. Telemann Chamber Orchestra. Hitomi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Tenor - Cantatas 66, 103, 140 and 150 by J.S.Bach. Les Inventions. Festival Bach en Combrailles, France
Tenor - Cantatas 66, 106 and 150 by J.S.Bach. Les Inventions. Dijon Opera House, France
Tenor - 1610 Vespers by Monteverdi. Charivari Agréable
Shakespeare Transposed: Elizabethan Lyrics in Song. Warwick Words, Lord Leycester Hospital
Brooke and Brown. Encore Summer School, Surbiton
Six Elizabethan Lyrics. Encore Summer School., Surbiton
Shaking the Blues Away. Bramley Festival, Surrey
The Isle of Lost Dreams: The Poetry of the Great War in Song. Private Recital, Surrey
Dal Pianto alla Gioia (including UK première of 17th-Century Tarantelle) with Music of the Spheres Ensemble. The Study Society, Barons Court
An English Orpheus; or, The Peculiar Genius of Henry Purcell. Encore Summer School, Surbiton
Rule, Britannia: English Baroque Opera. Kingston URC
The Birds' Lament: the folksong of the British Isles and the flowering of English Song. Square Mile Recital Series, City of London
Recital tours of the Commonwealth War Graves, Belgium and France
Handel in Ireland. Handel House Museum Debut Solo Recital
A Shepherd in a Shade(solo recital with Sam Chapman, Lute). Chapelle de l’Oratoire, Avignon, France
"Following last year's Primary Music Festivals and the positive feedback from all schools about Charles MacDougall's leadership, we are delighted to be developing a longer-term relationship with Charles, supported by The Voices Foundation."
Simon Toyne, Executive Director of Music
David Ross Education Trust
"It is also good to hear two of Handel’s rarely-performed English songs, The Advice and The Melancholy Nymph, especially when as well and gracefully performed as here, by Sophie Bevan and Charles MacDougall, respectively."
Alastair Harper, Early Music Review,
"Charles MacDougall - "The Evangelist of Dalby" - was sensitive and powerful and he is made for storytelling!"
Anita Andersson, Director,
Dalby Kammakör, Sweden
"Bravo to you Charles. I am new to RCS and wanted to thank you for your amazing tips on vocal techniques, posture. You were very engaging, humorous and animated in your approach."
Member of the Rochester Choral Society after a workshop
Charles works as an animateur and conductor at both the grass-roots of music making - introducing singing and music to children who have never before had the opportunity to find their own voices, leading community and youth choirs - and also at the advanced level, offering bespoke choral training for top-level amateur or professional ensembles seeking to develop their ensemble and choral skills.
Permanent positions held
Director, Landmark Singers
Programme Director, The Voices Foundation
Senior Workshop Leader, London Youth Choirs
Animateur, LSO Discovery
Artistic Director, Encore Summer School
Animateur, Aldeburgh Music
Director, RSCM 3 Day Evensong Course
Assistant Musical Director and Vocal Coach, Uppingham Choral Course
Musical Director, Kingston Primary Singing Festival
Musical Director, David Ross Education Trust Schools Singing Festival (North and South editions)
Chorus Master, Philharmonia Orchestra, "The Last Plantagenet"
Musical Director, Independent State School Partnership Project
Charles enjoys the challenge of voice training at all levels, helping beginners find their voice, young professionals develop their technical abilities and performance practice, diagnosing and fixing problems of vocal health or technical concerns and nurturing the growing singer and their unique instruments. He is equally at ease with one to one teaching, masterclasses for aspiring performers, or choral workshops. Bespoke vocal and choral days can be designed for your organisation, choir or ensemble in consultation.`
Senior Chorister Vocal Coach, Portsmouth Cathedral and Grammar School
Chorister Vocal Coach, Whitgift School and Croydon Minster
Vocal Coach, Royal School of Church Music Residentiary Choir