Durham Cathedral November 2017
DURHAM Singers and Ensemble joined forces with stunning young soloists to set the festive mood with a glorious performance of Handel’s Messiah, in front of a capacity audience at Durham Cathedral. The orchestra of period instruments gave a nuanced and warm accompaniment throughout, with playing perfectly suited to the five Samling Academy soloists - singing the Messiah for the first time. Soprano Charlotte Potter sang with vibrancy.
Honley Male Voice Choir April 2018
A particular joy for the choir and the audience was a guest appearance of a young soprano from the renowned Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, Charlotte Potter. Other young sopranos have been described as having the “The Voice of an Angel.” The choir and the audience certainly thought so and she received rapturous applause. Look out for her name.
Meltham Mills Brass Band Last Night of the Proms October 2018
The guest soprano, Charlotte Potter, who is studying ‘voice’ at Chetham’s School of Music, sang Porgi Amor and My Heart is Like a Singing Bird. Charlotte has a wonderful voice and sang from the heart….Charlotte sang You Will Never Walk Alone and Adele’s Laughing Song, which was amazing!
Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany, Italy July 2018
Charlotte has just finished her first year at the renowned Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and has a beautifully developing soprano voice with a timbre which lends itself well to both classical opera, and modern musicals. Charlotte charmed us with well-chosen items ranging from a song with words by Lord Byron, who spent his holidays in 1822 at the villa as guest of his friend Scottish banker John Webb, to Puccini who loved spending his summers at Bagni di Lucca.
The biggest surprise of the evening for most of us, however, was to find out at the end that the beautiful voice we had heard belonged to a seventeen year old!
Carpe Vitam - The Stoller Hall, Manchester. November 2018
Each of the soloists from Chetham's Vocal Ensemble were absolutely superb. Their control, dexterity, sonority, and indeed insight into the texts was something to behold; their voices sounding much more mature than their young ages belied. This section ended with the wonderful Music Hall song of Liza Lehmann declaring that 'There Are Fairies At The Bottom Of My Garden', a delightfully interpreted story-telling by Charlotte Potter.