Charles Hogan ~ Conductor

As with most aspects of Hogan’s musicianship, pedagogy is the foundation of his conducting.  Whether cultivating ways of listening, style, physiology of the voice, or musical architecture, Hogan works under the countenance of trust that the musicians under his direction are collaborators in artistry.

Singers who work regularly with Hogan praise him for his “vocal friendliness,” a trait seldom attributed to keyboard players.  It is this very trait that inculcates a certain choral elegance characteristic of his choirs, as may be heard in the examples linked below.

As a church choir conductor, Hogan is dedicated to the interfacing of liturgical and lectionary based programming.  As the choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral, he not only worked with the Cathedral Choir, but also with Faburden, a twelve-member professional chamber choir he created in 2007 which specializes in unaccompanied music of the fifteenth, sixteenth, and contemporary centuries.  This highly skilled choir epitomizes his dedication to chant and chant-based motets with highly refined tone and historically informed tuning and style.

Hogan also specializes in working with children.  A veteran of the Royal School of Church Music program (having served on their Board of Directors, coördinated North American summer training courses, and managed the Carolina Course for Girls & Adults and the Carolina Organ Institute), he believes in the positive contribution and professional standard children can deliver, if given the opportunity.  More on his philosophy can be gleaned by watching an RSCM Training Courses Video  which Charles scripted.  Currently, Charles is the Director of Music for Children & Youth at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in High Point, N.C., where he heads the St. Mary's Choir School.


Listen to the following excerpts of Hogan’s conducting.

Thomas Tallis (ed. Hogan): Te lucis ante terminum

Robert Lehman: O Gracious Light

Conducting CCC Choir