Charles Jordan (3 April 1915Template:Dash27 June 1986) was a Canadian baritone and voice teacher born in Montreal. He first studied singing with Adrienne Bourassa in Montreal during the 1930s, and later was a pupil of Albert Whitehead at the Toronto Conservatory of Music from 1941 to 1943. As a performer he was mainly active on Canadian radio, making his professional debut singing French chassons on CKAC in 1937. He performed regularly on CKAC and with various Canadian Broadcasting Corporation orchestras in Montreal through 1940. From 1941 to 1943 he recorded several oratorios and operas by Purcell and Handel for the CBC, including Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea. From 1944 to 1950 he worked as a radio singer for both the CBC in Toronto, and for the American radio programs Sweetwood Serenade (NBC) and Sunday Night Serenade (MBS) in New York City. After 1950, Jordan divided his time between performing and teaching singing in Toronto. Several well-known actors studied singing with him, including Susan Clark, Lorne Greene, and William Shatner. He also made several albums during the 1950s of Canadian classical music and Canadian folk songs. He is the father of Canadian singer-songwriter Marc Jordan.[1]

Jordan died 27 June 1986 in Toronto.



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