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CHARLES COLE

Charles Cole began his musical training as a chorister at Westminster Cathedral. He went on to win a major music scholarship to Ampleforth and organ scholarships at Exeter College, Oxford and Westminster Cathedral. He is Assistant Director of Music at Brompton Oratory where he directs the London Oratory Junior Choir which, in addition to its liturgical duties, provides the Children’s Chorus for the Royal Ballet’s productions at Covent Garden. In addition he is Director of the Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School, a choir of boys aged 8-18 which sings the Saturday evening mass at Brompton Oratory, as well as concerts, tour and recordings. He is also Director of Music at St Philip’s School and Deputy Organist at Westminster Cathedral. He is a regular member of the faculty for the Church Music Association of America’s annual Colloquiums, specializing in Gregorian Chant and Choral Direction. He regularly gives choral workshops for choirs in Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem. In recent years he has given organ recitals in St Petersburg, at Notre Dame, Paris (as part of the 850th anniversary year celebrations), at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City and at St Saviour’s Church, Jerusalem. For a full biography please click here.

Itlay (mini) Charles Cole comincia la sua carriera musicale in qualità di corista presso la Cattedrale di Westminster. Ha ottenuto una borsa di studio per studiare Musica presso il College di Ampleforth ed altre borse di studio per studiare organo presso l’Exeter College, Oxford e la Cattedrale di Westminster. È Vice Direttore musicale presso il Brompton Oratory di Londra dove dirige il London Oratory Junior Choir, il quale oltre a cantare nei servizi liturgici mette a disposizione il coro di bambini per le produzioni del Royal Ballet presso la Royal Opera House. Charles Cole è Direttore della Schola Cantorum della London Oratory School e inoltre Vice Organista della Cattedrale di Westminster.

Spain Charles Cole comenzó su formación musical como corista en la Catedral de Westminster. Posteriormente continuó trabajando hasta conseguir una beca de música para Ampleforth además de becas para organistas jóvenes en el Exeter College, Oxford y en la catedral de Westminster. Actualmente es Ayudante del Director Musical en la Iglesia del London Oratory donde dirige al Coro Junior del mismo siendo además Organista Suplente en la Catedral de Westminster. Durante quince años fue el Director del Schola en el colegio Cardinal Vaughan Memorial hasta su nombramiento como Director del Schola en el London Oratory School en 2012. Charles Cole es además es miembro regular de la facultad para los Coloquios anuales de la Asociación Americana de Música Eclesiástica, especializado en Canto Gregoriano y Dirección Coral. También imparte regularmente talleres para coros en Jerusalén, Nazaret y Belén. Durante estos últimos años ha dado recitales de órgano en San Petersburgo, en Notre Dame, Paris (como parte de las celebraciones por su 850 aniversario), en la Catedral de la Madalena en Salt Lake City y en la Iglesia del Salvador, en Jerusalén.

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