London Symphony Orchestra

"Jamie Barton, making her LSO debut, wrapped her dark, glowing mezzo around the Hebrew texts warmly, drawing a fine balance between grief and nobility."
–Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack

"Jamie Barton delivered the climactic Lamentation, her rich mezzo alternately oracular and caressing."
–Nick Kimberley, Evening Standard

"Lamentation is a setting for mezzo-soprano [here sung by] Jamie Barton, in magnificently imposing voice..."
–Andrew Clements, The Guardian

"Jamie Barton sang the finale’s biblical verses with burnished austerity."
–Richard Bratby, The Spectator

"Jamie Barton proved an ideal exponent – old-world in bearing and vocal richness but still young enough to sound fresh and responsive, unlike the veterans the composer chose for his own stereo recordings."
–David Gutman, Classical Source

"Barton was stunning in her delivery of the touching text from the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Barton has a big voice, yet she phrases with intense musicality, full voiced and anguished yet tender. This was a wonderful performance of a significant work that simply deserves more credit."
–Colin Clarke, Seen and Heard International

"The orchestra bit hungrily into the ominous prelude, danced ferociously in that strange middle section, then made way for a terrifically impassioned Jamie Barton to sing verses from the book of Jeremiah. When she was in full cry you could probably hear the American mezzo-soprano from Tel Aviv."
–Neil Fisher, The London Times

Beth Stewart