Bingham: The Drowned Lovers
Tenebrae, City Recital Hall, Sydney

Perhaps the highlight of an exquisite concert was the pairing of Judith Bingham’s The Drowned Lovers with Stanford’s The Bluebird. Bingham conceived her piece as a prologue to Stanford’s impressionistic piece (written nearly 90 years before), and there were many textual and musical echoes between the two. The ululating backdrop from the choir was perfectly graduated to allow mezzo-soprano Martha McLorinan to come through as a rich lyrical presence… Without question this was one of the most atmospheric and well-conceived choral concerts in Sydney in recent years.

bachtrack.com, January 2020

Written by David Larkin

Bingham: The Drowned Lovers
Tenebrae, City Recital Hall, Sydney

A highlight of the programme was The Drowned Lovers, a vivid work- featuring the dark, plangent Mezzo of soloist Martha McLorinan- by Judith Bingham.

Limelight, January 2020

Written by Angus McPherson

Bach: B Minor Mass
Ex Cathedra, Birmingham Town Hall

Lawrence White was soloist in that movement, a superb example of Skidmore’s policy of drawing vocal soloists from within his choral forces. Another, among many, was Martha McLorinan, with her sorrowing, Pieta-like “Agnus Dei”.

midlandsmusicreviews.com, December 2019

Written by Christopher Morley

Bingham: A Walk with Ivor Gurney
Tenebrae, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

Mezzo Martha McLorinan, the evening’s soloist, is a phenomenon, with a rich, expressive voice.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 2019

Written by Sarah Bryan Miller

Rachmaninoff Vespers
Ex Cathedra, Gloucester Cathedral, Three Choirs Festival

Mezzo soprano Martha McLorinan and tenor Jeremy Budd gave of their all to a hushed audience with perfect phrasing and impressive Russian script throughout.

Midlandsmusicreviews.com, October 2019

Written by Maggie Cotton

Bach: B Minor Mass
Gabrieli Consort and Players, Kloster Eberbach

Das Fließende Ineinander von Solo- und Chorgesang ergibt vielfältige Abstufungen swischen großem, prachtvollem Klang in den Tutti und und Seelenvollem, leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck in den Soli. Charlotte Shaw und Martha McLorinan, Matthew Long und Matthew Brook glänzen mit lebendiger Genauigkeit ganz im Dienst der großen Sache, ohne aufgesetzte Attitüde.

(The flowing intertwining of solo and choral singing results in a variety of gradations between great magnificent sound in the tutti and soulful, passionate expression in the solos. Charlotte Shaw, Martha McLorinan, Matthew Long and Matthew Brook shine with vivid accuracy in service of the great thing, without a set attitude.)

Bürstädter Zeitung, August 2019

Written by Dietrich Stern

Rachmaninoff's Vespers
Ex Cathedra, Gloucester Cathedral

The second movement, ‘Bless the Lord, O my soul’ introduced us to the mezzo soloist, Martha McLorinan. I remember that at last year’s Three Choirs Festival, singing with Tenebrae, she took the crucial solo role in Judith Bingham’s ‘A Walk with Ivor Gurney’. She impressed me then and here, in a very different musical context, I admired her singing once again. Her tone was lustrous, and she voiced the music in a gently expressive way that was entirely appropriate.

seenandheard-international.com, July 2019

Written by John Quinn

Bach's St. Matthew Passion
Ex Cathedra, Birmingham Symphony Hall

The alto aria “Erbarme dich” was sung superbly by Martha McLorinan, who beautifully conveyed the deep sorrow of the text, and the solo violin passage which opens the aria was given a gorgeous fluidity from Orchestra 1 leader Lucy Russell.

The Artsdesk, April 2019

Written by Miranda Heggie

Bach's St. Matthew Passion
Ex Cathedra, St. George's Brandon Hill

Soloists Charles Daniels, Marcus Farnsworth and Martha McLorinan were outstanding… Martha McLorinan- singing the first alto solos- had a warm expressivity notably in the aria Erbarme Dich

The Guardian, April 2019

Written by Rian Evans

Roth: A Time to be Born and a Time to Die
Ex Cathedra, The Brammell concert hall

The alto soloist, Martha McLorinan, with a richly glowing tone, had a touching Aztec cradle song- a moving interpolation; and nurtured finely the lilting setting of a tragic mini-ballad by Mary Coleridge.

The Church Times, February 2019

Written by Roderick Dunnet