“Conductor Mark Forkgen delivered a passionate performance, leading the period music specialists: Counterpoint to deliver a very moving account of Haydn’s monumental score. Gone are the days of 120 instrumentalists hammering the life out of this work, instead we have near reverential playing and musical introspection. This is equally true of the respected chamber choir: Canticum, who delivered their mighty choruses, especially “The heavens are telling the glory of God” with fervent passion.”

Anthony Lias

Opera Britannia