Welcome to the website of tenor Charles Botting.
Award winning young tenor Charles Botting has been singing since he was very young when, at a school choir concert, it was noticed that he had a natural treble voice.
He began his formal vocal training at eight years old with local singing teacher Ms Sylvia Berryman. Over the next few years Charles, under her expert tutelage, was very successful in both UK National Federation of Music competitions and was also scouted for national commercial competitions. He was selected to represent England at Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod in 2011 and 2012 in the under 15 solo class.
At the age of thirteen, Charles’ voice began its transition and fortunately he continued to sing and win competitions through this time, performing for both local and national charity fundraising events.
Charles teamed up with the very talented young soprano Vicki Sherwin, having been initially invited by her for the first concert to raise money for the local Lakelands Hospice. They have now raised nearly £10,000 organising a series of fundraising concerts.
In January 2016 Charlie was delighted to be asked to sing with the Strawhouse Singers, a young choir from Rugby in the UK, as they performed with Jonathan Antoine at the Bramall Music Hall in Birmingham.
At 16, Charles began vocal studies with a new singing teacher Mr Mark Luther. Here he began the long road of training to become a tenor.
After A levels in 2018, Charles auditioned for a three-year Music Scholarship to study alongside his chosen degree at his university. In September that year he was thrilled to not only receive excellent grades for his A levels but that he was awarded the Scholarship too!
Charles continues his vocal studies at University with eminent soprano Elizabeth Cragg and enjoys performing as a soloist, in choirs and music projects.
In August 2019 Charles released his debut EP entitled “L’inizio”, kindly funded and supported by the charity The Travers Foundation.