25th March 2023
It isn’t only that Charlotte’s voice is beautifully precise, with a pearlescent lustre that resonates with a crystal clarity, it’s that hearing her sing is personal between her and you. Recently I was sitting right at the back of a large venue, impossible to have been seen from the stage and could glimpse Charlotte only between several heads, and yet I felt that she knew I was there, and that she was singing to me; and I could see that everyone else was feeling the same - mesmerised by something that felt both individual and inclusive. Charlotte directed us to the heart of her songs, and to the honesty of them, and we felt involved in their expression, complicit in the narrative journeys. The performance was immaculate, and yet there was no sense in which this had been someone merely performing. Charlotte commands her audience, but she sings to us as the individuals in it, and we are charmed.
12th November 2022
During 2022, The Band of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers invited Charlotte to be a guest performer at the prestigious annual Festival of Remembrance at Durham Cathedral. We were delighted that Charlotte accepted the invitation and began working with her as we made our preparations. The complexities of the multi-facetted event like The Festival of Remembrance can be a real challenge to the central band, but Charlotte was really easy to work with, from agreeing her programme choices, to arriving for rehearsals fully prepared. Charlotte performed two solos with the band at the Festival of Remembrance, dazzling the large audience with her angelic voice and delightful stage presence, generating significant positive feedback from numerous audience members, including high praise from the Duchess of Northumberland. Charlotte demonstrated the highest level of professionalism in everything that she did, but with a warmth and humility that was incredibly endearing to the members of the Fusiliers Band. We now regard Charlotte as an honorary member of the Fusiliers Band, and we will look forward to working with her in the future. Warrant Officer Class 1 Peter Elcoat – Bandmaster The Band of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
21st September 2022
We can't thank Charlotte enough for singing at our wedding. She made our big day even more special and our guests are still talking about her. I have no reservation in recommending Charlotte and wish her all the very best for what I believe will be a fantastic career.
Wedding - July 2022
I booked Charlotte to sing at my son's Wedding. She sang as my daughter in law walked down the aisle and two songs at the signing of the register. I can't recommend her enough, she added that extra bit of magic to the wonderful day!
La Corona - Bagni di Lucca 2020
A fantastic evening was had by all at this special evening at The Corona , Bagni dI Lucca, August 2020.
A beautiful riverside terraced setting overlooking La Lima coupled with the stunning Charlotte Potter performing some of her operatic classics amongst others. "The Voice of an Angel" doesn't do her justice , she sings from the heart and you need to go see her, you will totally be wrapped up in emotions.This young lady will go far and I encourage everyone to go see her on her way to future stardom.
La Corona - Bagni di Lucca 2020
Charlotte Potter is a young lady with a wonderful career ahead of her. To say her Summer Concert at La Corona, Bagni di Lucca, was a highlight of my year is no understatement. Charlotte has a sublime voice that I could listen to forever. Her control, tone, clear enunciation, consistency and emotional connection to any piece of music she sings just hooks you in. And then there’s her versatility. Charlotte has a voice that suits so many styles from classic opera, to ballads, to songs from theatre and musicals; and she treated her appreciative audience to a taste of all of them at her concert in La Corona. A very special night indeed.
Lesley Garrett OBE and Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir - June 2019
What an amazing evening at the Winding Wheel - I just wish we could have heard more from the up-and-coming young soprano, Charlotte Potter. I was reminded of watching a younger Lesley Garrett when seeing Charlotte and Lesley singing together. She was a-natural on stage and I hope to see a lot more of her in the future!
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.
Proms in the Priory - London Gala Orchestra 2018
The beautiful backdrop of Gisborough Priory was the ideal place to listen to the stunning voice of 17yr old Charlotte Potter. Despite her young age she looked and sounded perfectly at home on the concert stage.
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!
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!
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.
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.