Commissioned/Original Texts
Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble, Opera & Media Narration
Includes standard repertoire, recently created and original texts
*Asterisk denotes commissioned work

Charlotte is frequently invited to perform with symphony orchestras as host, narrator, or storyteller. She has been commissioned to craft several original texts for new and existing musical works. Her special participation with The Philadelphia Orchestra has been continuous since 1992 as guest host and narrator of family concerts and as host of “Sound All Around”, the orchestra’s preschool concert series. She has also served in both capacities at Carnegie Hall since 1995.

1807 and Friends Chamber Music Ensemble
Allentown Symphony Orchestra
Ambassadors’ Chorale and Ensemble
Chinese Music Ensemble of New York
Fels Planetarium: The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Huntingdon County Arts Council
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Choir
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Opera North
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
POPG (Philadelphia Orchestra Percussion Group)
Saint Louis Symphony
Singing City Choir
Smithsonian Institution: Museum of American History
The Baltimore Symphony
The Cleveland Orchestra
The Commonwealth Youthchoirs
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra
The Opera Company of Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Richmond Symphony

Narrative Texts
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock
Carnival of the Animals (Versions: Ogden Nash, Peter Schickele, *Original)
The Cricket’s Cage
Come Sunday (*Original text to the 2nd mv’t of Ellington’s Black, Brown and Beige)
Excerpts of MLK Dream Speech to the Barber Adagio for Strings
God’s Trombones
Kabo Omowale: Welcome Home Child – Clearfield (Original Libretto)
King David (w/Singing City Choir)
Lincoln Portrait
Origin of the Bamboo Flute
Peter and The Wolf
Positive Women: Susan (Vandervelde)
SARAH, from Women of Valor (Clearfield/spoken text by Ellen Frankel)
Scheherazade (*Original text for movements 1 and 4)
The Firebird (Narrative text by Neal Gittleman)
The Incredible Flutist
The Life and Times of Richard Allen (Stage Production)
Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Documentary/Media Narration
Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute – “Stars of Wonder”; “Under African Skies”.
Philadelphia Folklore Project – “Plenty of Good Women Dancers”
Mainstreet Media/PBS Broadcast – “Safe Harbor”
NJN/PBS Broadcast – “The Peddie School”
A Miriam Camitta Documentary – “Crosstown”
KinoCraft Educational Media: “Martin Luther King: A Closer Look”
Global Media Health

Commissioned Texts
Carnival of the Animals – The Cleveland Orchestra
Scheherazade – The Philadelphia Orchestra
Kabo Omowale: Welcome Home, Child – The Philadelphia Orchestra
Come Sunday – Request of conductor Raymond Harvey for Philadelphia Orchestra
Jack and the Sleeping Musicians – for the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall for Musical Explorers concerts
The Fanfare King – for the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall for Musical Explorers concerts
Margaret Garner: Concert Text – for the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s concert version of Tony Morrison’s full opera, Margaret Garner
Vanqui: Concert text – for Opera North’s concert version of John A. Williams’ full opera Vanqui. Music Composed by Leslie Burrs. The concert text was narrated by stage and screen actor – Avery Brooks.
The Good Raised Up – Commonwealth Youthchoirs (Original Libretto)