Charles Daniels is known for singing Baroque music and has a repertoire as diverse as Machaut Virelais and W Kilar Missa Pro Pace.
His discography includes Bach St Matthew Passion with Bach-Stiftung, Handel Messiah with Gabrieli Consort, Wojciech Kilar Missa Pro Pace with Warsaw Philharmonic, Monteverdi L’Orfeo with Andrew Parrott, Schütz Christmas Story and Monteverdi Vespers with The Gabrieli Consort. He has recorded single voice discs of Bach Cantatas and more intimate recordings such as Senfl Tenorlied with Fretwork, Heracleitus with the Bridge Quartet and Lambert Airs with Fred Jacobs.
Concerts range from intimate (Lawes Songs with Les Voix Humaines and Fred Jacobs in Paris and Utrecht, and John Tavener’s Songs of the Sky) to large scale (BBC Proms and Elgar Dream of Gerontius in Cardiff and Wroclaw). Canterbury Choral Society concerts include Monteverdi Vespers, Bach Passions, Mendelssohn Paulus and Britten War Requiem.
His completion of Purcell’s unfinished Ode Arise my Muse was broadcast on Radio Canada in the 2009 Montreal Baroque Festival. His completion of Gesualdo’s 6-part Sacrae Cantiones has been performed in Amsterdam and Oslo by the Gesualdo Consort of Amsterdam.
Married with two daughters learning stringed instruments, he remains the worst string player in the family. His 28 year old tandem is often seen and, thanks to screeching brakes, heard around Bath’s dauntingly steep hills.
Canterbury Choral Society concerts with Charles Daniels:
Saturday 19 January 2019
Saturday 25 January 2014