Charlotte’s unique talents as a musician are widely appreciated. This sample of recent testimonials demonstrates the extremely high regard in which she is held, as a singer, teacher and conductor.
"You were the real star of the evening and your beautiful singing will echo in the memory of everyone who was there for a very long time to come. You took my music and made it come alive in a way which is given to very few. The comments I have had have all said the same thing – people were gobsmacked by your performance of St. Herbert’s Island and the solos in St. Cuthbert. You lifted our performance and inspired the choir to give of their very best. We may be a bit musically challenged at times, but we recognise genius when we hear it! Thank you so much – you are a VERY SPECIAL musician indeed and we were so privileged to have you sing with us."
Adrian Self, Composer and Music Publisher, March 2012
"There were moments of great tenderness from soprano Charlotte Jackson"
Clive Walkley, Westmorland Gazette, reviewing Kendal South Choir’s performance of Handel’s Messiah, December 2011
"Your recital was immensely joyful, and planned with such thoughtfulness. ‘Silent Noon’ was absolutely beautiful, taking me to a precious place and time, and you sang ‘Du ring an meinem finger’ with such a delicate warmth. Ivor Novello’s ‘Love is my reason’ was delightfully touching and was the perfect encore to a charming and sensitive programme. I very much look forward to hearing your voice again in future concerts."
Emma Wardell, following recital with Ingrid Sawers in Carlisle Cathedral, November 2011
Classical wedding singer
"Charlotte sang at our wedding in Cheshire. Her beautiful voice filled the church with joy and made our special day absolutely perfect. Although the weather outside was dreadful, Charlotte managed to make the sun shine on each and every one of our guests that day."
Stephen and Katie Buckingham, August 2012
Voice teacher – adults
"Charlotte is an absolutely fantastic singing teacher. One of the first things she taught me was how to stand and breathe properly, and it’s made such a difference. She doesn’t try to make you sound like someone else, but takes your voice and shows you how to make it sound more beautiful, natural and expressive. Her exercises are legendary, and she seems to know instinctively what needs tweaking to make your voice and a piece work together. She’s also really nice!"
Voice pupil, March 2011
"A heartfelt thank you for the generous time and patience you gave to the girls this past Saturday. You were the perfect professional to take them to a higher level of performance. In addition, it was a pleasure to share lunch and ideas regarding choral repertoire. May your travels home bound be safe and swift. I look forward to meeting you on your ‘home turf’ in the near future."
David Nastal, Director of Performing Arts at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Washington DC
"Thank you for placing within me a passion so strong, urging and exciting me to pursue a career in this profession."
Emma Stannard, currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England
"The sound Charlotte creates with her choir is exquisite, clear, focussed, bright toned and effortless. The faces of the singers are a joy to see as they feel and communicate the text. They are a showcase of Charlotte’s many gifts as a teacher and choral director."
Pamela Cook, MBE, Hon ARAM, Hon FBC, Vice President ABCD
"Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas provided the next two items: Dido’s lament When I am Laid in Earth, expressively sung by soprano soloist Charlotte Jackson. Charlotte’s warm tones were perfectly suited to her next solo, the First World War favourite Roses of Picardy."
Sue Allen, News & Star, reviewing Wigton Choral Society’s summer concert dedicated to the memory of choir member Patrick Short, June 2010
"Charlotte generously shares her vocal and musical gifts with other choir directors. She is open about the way she creates the beautiful sound of her choir and also the repertoire she uses. Her expertise was apparent to the whole of the United Kingdom and the world when she successfully won the Youth Choir section of the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year competition in 2006."
Paul Harris Fellow, International Rotary
Singing teacher – children
"Amabile has taught me so much and I think you are an incredible teacher."
Emma Russell, former pupil
"…thank you for being an inspirational conductor and mentor and for encouraging my development as a singer."
Emma Haddon, former Amabile member
"The training you have given her, in reading music, singing technique and stage performance has given her skills that I hope will remain with her throughout her life. Her confidence has grown enormously and her love of various styles of music is a lasting legacy from you."
Celia Haddon, parent of Emma Haddon