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Cincinnati Cathedral Choristers, Charles Hogan

The Cincinnati Cathedral Choristers, the recording name of the select 24-voice mixed SATB ensemble under the direction of Charles Hogan, and was active under Dr. Hogan’s direction in 2009, singing regularly at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio, where Dr. Hogan served as Director of Music. Charles Hogan, D.M.A., was born in Buffalo, New York, though was raised in the mountains of West Virginia. He matriculated early as a teenager at the University of Kentucky, where he concurrently earned Bachelor with High Distinction and Master of Music degrees, being a student in the University Scholars Program. At the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, he studied piano with Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff, organ with Roberta Gary, and conducting with John Lehman and Elmer Thomas. Currently the Director of Music for Children and Youth at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in High Point, N.C., this recording was made while he was Director of Music at the Episcopal cathedral in Cincinnati. Prior to this, he served seven years as Minister of Music at Burlington, N.C.’s Church of the Holy Comforter. In the Royal School of Church Music in America, he served a three-year term as the Chair of its Training Courses Committee, taking also a position on the Board of Directors. For six years, he administrated their Carolina Course for Girls & Adults and the Carolina Organ Institute. He has led masterclasses and clinics on playing, psalmody, and training children’s voices through the RSCM and the American Guild of Organists. He has received numerous commissions for compositions. Additionally, in 2010, he authored a book on contemplative worship with special emphasis on singing the psalms, soon to be published. Dr. Hogan has performed as a pianist, organist, and collaborator with wife, mezzo-soprano Hallie Coppedge Hogan, around North America, London and Paris. He has previously taught at such institutions as Elon University (N.C.), the University of Dayton (Oh.), Earlham College (Ind.), and the University of Kentucky.