Stile Concertato: Vivaldi Solo Cantatas with Albion Baroque - Novermber 2013
"The recitative was heart-wrenchingly sung by Hall... [his] energy and desperate passion [was] emphatically matched by the ensemble's playing..."
Michelangelo Drawing Blood Tour (Countertenor Soloist) March - July 2013
"Over these James Hall's singing of the the Latin Mass and Michelangelo's own words rings with bell-like clarity. Definitely a counter-tenor to look out for."
(Peter Scott-Presland, broadwaybaby.com)
"...the clear tone of James Hall's countertenor solos have a haunting quality."
(Rian Evans, The Guardian)
"...theorbo, bass recorder and bass viol together with countertenor (the superbly honey-toned James Hall)."
(Peter Reynolds, walesartsreview.org)
"Credit is due... to the young countertenor, James Hall, whose rousing voice stood out..."
(Danny Champken, buzzmag.co.uk)
"Their excellent playing is topped off with James Hall's extraordinary clear countertenor voice."
(Peter Jacobs, thepublicreviews.com)
A Night at the Chinese Opera (Military Governor) September 2012
"Hall's eerie countertenor sounds infinitely baleful..."
(Tim Ashley, The Guardian)
"James Hall was the Mongol military governor... he projected a strong stage presence and has a high countertenor voice which was admirably free in the upper registers."
(Robert Hugill, hugill.blogspot.co.uk)
Riccardo Primo (Oronte) March 2012
“James Hall's Oronte sang with a clear, bright tone...”
(The Independent, April 2012)
“James Hall and Timothy Nelson sang elegantly in the... supporting roles of Oronte and Berardo.”
(The Guardian, April 2012)
“...countertenor James Hall’s Oronte has nobility of sound... all four principals know how to float a line, and how to present a long da capo aria, in its variegated moods. As a result, Handel casts his usual spell.”
(The Independent, March 2012)
Lotti's Magnificat (December 2010)
"Counter-tenor James Hall and oboist Catherine Wild were quite superb in their rendering of Tecum Principium."
(Bishop's Stortford Observer, December 2010)