4 Stars for William and Ludus Baroque

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Last week, William joined Ludus Baroque for their annual performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, described by The Herald as a “sublime dialogue between Earth and Heaven”, awarding it 4 stars.

The quartet of soloists, which also includes soprano Fflur Wyn, mezzo-soprano Catherine Backhouse and tenor Joshua Ellicott, was described as “equally thrilling as they illustrated the composer’s deep theological insight through their portrayal of the various Biblical figures”. The Herald also noted that William’s duets with Fflur Wyn¬†were “beautifully blended, with their melismatic passages gracefully intermingling”.

William has also received a fantastic review from Music Web International’s John Quinn for his most recent disc with Ludus Baroque – The Triumph of Time and Truth. He states that William “impressed [him] some time ago in a thoughtfully-planned recital disc”, referring to Insomnia (2012). He continues to describe William’s “focused singing, a firm, rounded tone and a suitably expressive approach” and admiring “the warmth of the voice and the excellent sense of line” in Act III.

Read the review from The Herald here and Music Web International here.