Looking forward to an eventful exciting Summer 2013. Hello my name is Jean Charles.
I started music, a child in Catholic 'Chorale'. I absolutely love music in harmony.So at my first opportunity I joined the fanfare of St.Martial,after some time playing the Alto (brass instrument), I settled with the Bflat Clarinette and played clarinet for 5 years of my youth. Admitted at 'Conservatoire National' as a pupil of:Master Depestre Salnave, I Studied 2 years with him and played at various concerts and special occasions in my home town Petion-Ville Haiti.
However at 18 I fell in love with the guitar and had one built for me. I proceeded to study this instrument for a life time. I am now an accomplished classical guitarist (though retired from Corporate America). Adjunct Faculty member at a State College VT.I taught classes of acoustic guitar and individual classical and have conducted many student performances (each semester from 2004 to 2012) at the Campus Theater. Over the years I have trained hundreds of young College students and taught 'Music Appreciation and Music Ensemble.' I have lectured and performed for LLI LifeLongLearningInstitute...etc and give private lessons.
I would now enjoy heading a Guitar department or my own school.
I maintain a wide repertoire ranging from Baroque to the Romantic. Solemn,Classical and dansable music of Ludovic Lamothe. My interpretations are unique poetic.
Great MUSIC IS THE LIFE OF A Celebration.
At your event Prelude,I entertain your guests with celebrated, Baroque,Classical,Romanticism,Twentieth Century and beyond,master pieces, interpreted with virtuosity,feelings and dynamics.A recital tailored to the occasion,they'll always remember; it MAY BE RECORDED (MP3).For weddings,I continue all the way through Processional and Recessional,plus cocktail hour.
Any event that could enjoy a great classical guitar entertainment,with some popular songs executed on my guitar...truly a gift.I have my own sound system. I also welcome various types of Contracts: Speaker,Lectures,Presentations...various packages for weddings.
Available for your/Wedding Ceremony/Fundraisers/Political/Recital/Corporate functions.
Albeniz,Villa Lobos,Tarrega,Frantz Casseus(from Haitian Suite)and Ludovic Lamothe. Others:H. Granados,J.S. Bach,Pachelbel,Antonio Vivaldi,Rodrigo,and more...and more.
Whether your event is a fund raising dinner,a Recital or Concert,celebration,I am here to gladly make you successful. Busy summer ahead,book me now.
Excerpt from recent Email:
"Thank you for your wonderful performance yesterday at our wedding! All our guests were very happy and your music was more than I hoped it would be...Please expect a gratuity check in the mail...as thanks for your performance."P&B.
"Jean played the most beautiful music on our wedding day. It was romantic and soft and just perfect...Jean was kind, caring, and very personable towards us as well as our guests. We highly recommend Jean if you are looking for someone with great talent, spirit, and warmth to make your wedding/special event that much more memorable :-). Thank you Jean for a job well done!!! John & Hillary
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Prelude No2H. Villalobos (1887-1959)
Prelude Cello Suite 1 in C majorJ.S. Bach(1685-1750)
Prelude Cello Suite 1 in D MajorJ.S.Bach
Prelude Cello Suite 6 in DJ.S.Bach
Prelude Lute Sonata in DJ.S.Bach
Concerto in D I and IIAntonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in D part IVivaldi and Bach
Air on a G string (arr. J.Charles)J.S. Bach
Gavotte I and II en Rondeau from Lute Suite IIIJ.S.Bach
Allemande from Cello Suite 1J.S.Bach
Granada SerenataIsaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
Asturias or LeyendaAlbeniz.
Spanish Dance #5H.Granados 1867-1916)
Recuerdos de la HalambraTarrega
Prelude No7 F. ChopinTarrega
Coumbite from Suite HaitienneFrantz Casseus (1915-1993)
Coumbite from Suite Haitienne in A minor arr.Alix Pascal
“Danses Espagnoles” No2 en La mineurLudovic Lamothe (1882 -1953)
La Dangereuse (Meringue)Ludovic Lamothe
Manha de Carnaval Brazilian [Orpheo Negro]
AmericaHenry Carey (1832)
Star Spangled BannerFrancis Scott Key (1814)
Jesu Joy of Man's DesiringJ.S.Bach
Panis AngelicusCesar Frank (1822-1890)
Canon in DJohann Pachelbel
Wedding MarchFelix Mendelshonn
Bridal ChorusRichard Wagner
ALL traditional Christmas Song_ Noel!J.Charles
Cavatina (arr. J.Charles)S. Meyers movie score
Ave Maria (Bb)Shubert
Aranjuez Mon Souvenir [Sur le Theme du 2eme Mouvement du "Concerto de Aranjuez" ] Arr. J.CharlesJoaquin Rodrigo
Over The RainbowAmerican song
"Yellow Bird" ChoucouneHaitian song
Pot Pouri of Haitian songs :MeringueHaiti Classical meringues
The Grandiose musique of Ludovic Lamothe.*My Recitals are uniquely tailored to your special occasion inspired mostly from these celebrated master pieces.Ludovic Lamothe
Segovia of course and his known pupils. My (many years) influence is Alix (Tite) Pascal (jazz harmony+); F. Casseus music. My repertoire contain opi. of :Bach,Vivaldi, Albeniz, Tarrega, Granados, Villa Lobos , Bach,Rodrigo. Awsome!
in Stowe, VT
"We were very happy with Jean Charles and hope to use him again for future special dinners."
- Marjorie W.
in Champlain, NY
"Jean played the most beautiful music on our wedding day. It was romantic and soft and just perfect. Jean worked with us and assisted us with completing our wedding program and making suggestions he felt necessary and appropriate. Jean even asked to attend our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner which allowed us to get to know him a little better and spend some time with him. Jean was kind, caring, and very personable towards us as well as our guests. We highly recommend Jean if you are looking for someone with great talent, spirit, and warmth to make your wedding/special event that much more memorable :O). THank you Jean for a job well done!!! John & Hillary Southwick"
- Hillary D.
in White River Junction, VT
"Excellent experience. He was well-prepared, punctual and accomodating.
He played very well, and everyone really enjoyed his entertainment."
- Scott H.
in Berlin, VT
"Mr. Charles is a wonderfully talented musician. Many party members remarked that his music was quite lovelyy and a perfect compliment to the occasion. We highly recommend Mr. Jean Charles."
- Francois S.
in Westmore, VT
"Jean Charles made every effort to accommodate our wedding plans. Well in advance, he independently made a visit to the location. He was well-prepared on the wedding day, arriving half an hour early, with an extra guitar and an amplifier. His classical and Spanish romantic guitar pleased everybody. Last but not least, he has a great sense of humor and is a lovely human being. We are happy to recommend Jean Charles for his professionalism and grace."
In addition to Lyndonville, Jean Charles will also travel to Lyndon Center, East Burke, Saint Johnsbury, Sheffield, SUTTON, West Burke, Concord, Danville, East Haven, North Concord, Greensboro Bend, West Danville, East Hardwick, Greensboro, Barton, Barnet, Glover, Gilman, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Peacham, West Glover, Cabot, Hardwick, Craftsbury, Monroe, Montgomery, Saint Johnsbury Center, Island Pond, Littleton
and many other locations in and around the Lyndonville area.
was rated an average of 5.0 stars out of
11 GigMasters clients.
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