Charles Lindsey -- (Principal Accompanist, Organ, Coaching, Voice) is the primary accompanist for all ensembles and studio rehearsals and performances as well as a founding faculty member in organ, piano, and voice.
- Active accompanist, primarily for vocalists at Virginia Commonwealth University.
• Organist and choirmaster of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bristol Parish, Petersburg,
• Performed numerous organ concerts in the area and has recorded a compact disc on the St Paul’s, Petersburg, E.M. Skinner/Allen Renaissance organ. Titled On a Slow Boat with Bach, the album showcases the organ in a variety of musical styles including his own jazz arrangement of Slow Boat to China, orchestral and operatic transcriptions, and traditional organ literature such as Bach’s Fantasy and fugue in g and Henri Mulet’s Tu es petra (“Thou art the rock”).
• Bachelors of Music degree at the University of Richmond, where he studied organ with Suzanne Bunting, piano with Richard Becker, and voice with Anne Orey Brown.
• His other teachers have included retired Virginia Commonwealth University associate professor Larry Robinson (organ), Helen Chance Hoffmann (piano), retired University of Richmond associate professor Catharine Kirby (voice), and retired Univ. of Rich. prof. and Richmond Symphony Chorus conductor James Erb (vocal coaching and accompanying).
• Music, particularly that of the church, runs in his family: his mother, Bettie Lindsey, organist and music director of several Richmond area churches, and her sister, Jane Reeves, organist of his home church, were the primary influences on Charles’s musical interest and development