Charles Weaver
Guitar
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Charles Weaver performs on early plucked-string instruments both as a recitalist and as an accompanist. Chamber music appearances with Early Music New York, Hesperus, Piffaro, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, TENET, ARTEK, Musica Pacifica, Quicksilver, and Mercury Baroque. He specializes in the accompaniment of sixteenth and seventeenth-century vocal music. The New York Times has noted his “agile lute and Baroque guitar accompaniments.” He is on the faculty of the New York Continuo Collective, an ensemble of players and singers exploring the poetic and musical antecedents of opera in semester-length workshop productions. He has also taught at the Lute Society of America Summer Workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He has worked as a vocal coach at the Western Wind Workshop in Ensemble Singing, the Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop, and the Yale Baroque Opera Program. He also maintains an active career as a choral singer and director, specializing in plainchant and Renaissance polyphony. He works in the St. Mary's Student Schola program in Norwalk, CT, teaching Gregorian chant and renaissance music theory to children.