Charpentier studied in Montreal and in addition in Paris with Boulanger. After doing work for the CBC in Montreal for quite some time, he became creative director from the Pro Music Culture. He was a advisor for the Shakespeare Celebration at Stratford and Charpentier constructed seven incidental ratings for that business. His opera An British Lesson (1968) was initially performed at Stratford. He in addition has written stage functions that may be compared to middle ages religious drama. Furthermore to his stage functions, Charpentier has constructed for film, chamber, and choral groupings. He provides collaborated being a writer numerous Canadian composers, including Garant and Mercure. He had written the written text for Mercure’s Cantate put une joie.