Charles MacDougall

Charles is an award-winning tenor, vocal coach and choral director known equally for his voice and his transformative work with choirs and singers. Formerly a member of internationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble VOCES8 (2005-12), he currently sings for a number of other ensembles, including the Gabrieli Consort, London Early Opera and London Voices.

An accomplished choral conductor and vocal coach, he is the Choral Director of The Voices Foundation, Vocal Ensembles Coach and Tutor in Vocal Studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (Junior), is Chorus Master for Gabrieli ROAR, directs two choirs in London, and is a Britten-Pears Community Arts Ambassador.

In 2018 he was part of the team that received the Music Teacher Award for Excellence in Primary/Early Years 2018 (for creation and delivery of the VF/DRET Singing Schools pilot programme) and in 2020, he helped devise and deliver the daily VF Virtual Sing for children on lockdown, the VF Into Choral sessions to encourage teachers to engage with high quality repertoire, and also created the VF Choral Essentials online training course to support the development of school choir/singing leaders.