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. 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.
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.