There is nothing Petite about the demands Rossini makes of his soloists, and the strong team of soprano Augusta Hebbert, alto Martha McLorinan, tenor Benjamin Vonberg-Clark and bass Edward Jones all made the most of their moments in the limelight, to the clear delight of their audience. But I was also hugely impressed by the togetherness they achieved in the various duets, trios and quartets.
The District Post, November 2017
Written by Mike Overend
This really is a definitive performance of my piece… it totally captures the watery, morbid, sensual feel of it, it’s exactly as I would want it to be.
Music of the Spheres
Written by Judith Bingham
In the “Pie Jesu”, Martha McLorinan sang with a lovely sense of dignity and a richly supported line, duetting finely with Winkworth’s cello.
Planet Hugill, April 2017
Written by Robert Hugill
Martha McLorinan delivered the role of the Sorceress with power and authority.
reviewsgate.com, February 2017
Written by Paul and David Gray
The packed audience were honoured to have a fine team of soloists including the famous soprano Dame Emma Kirkby… and the contributions from Martha McLorinan (alto), Peter Davoren (tenor) and David Shipley (bass) were outstanding, emphasising the passion and lyricism of the vocal lines.
Lynn News, December 2016
Schlafe, Mein Liebster… was both tender and poignant.
Nottingham Post, November 2016
Written by William Ruff
Sung with impressive conviction and clarity by Martha McLorinan.
andrewbensonwilson.org, October 2016
Written by Andrew Benson-Wilson
With mezzo-soprano Martha McLorinan as the radiant soloist, the choir’s telling of the creation story seemed, with hindsight, the calm before the storm that was Seven Angels… It was a powerful, intense performance.
The Guardian, October 2016
Written by Erica Jeal
Martha McLorinan was an assured soloist, agile when required and impressive even when strident.
classicalsource.com, October 2016
Written by David Truslove
Three songs were given, in tellingly plaintive tone, by alto Martha McLorinan, to the accompaniment of Jacob Herringman’s gentle lute… Anne’s last letter to Henry from the Tower was followed by McLorinan in “O Deathe, Rock Me Asleep”, a heart-breaking plea.
York Press, July 2016
Written by Martin Dreyer