Reviews

“Though she had the lightest challenge, the mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston stood out on account of her warmly distinctive tone.”

Telegraph – Bach B minor Mass, St John’s Smith Square Christmas Festival

“The clear highlight of the concert was the Epiphany Cantata Ihr Völker hört, which found Helen Charlston on top form, her diction clarion clear, her ability to cope with Telemann’s florid writing never in doubt.”

Seen and Heard International – Florilegium Telemann 250th Anniversary, Wigmore Hall

“Mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston, despite being a last-minute substitute, used her glinting tone to demonstrate the remarkable expressiveness of Telemann’s recitatives.”

Telegraph – Florilegium Telemann 250th Anniversary, Wigmore Hall

“Charlston’s Storgè moved finely from the beautifully shaped expressiveness of her opening aria, through great strength of feeling in ‘Scenes of horror’ to her vibrant reaction to the events of Act Two. Throughout Charlston showed an ability to combined vividness of expression with musicality, using her dark-hued voice to great effect.”

Planet Hugill – Handel Jephtha, London Festival of Baroque Music

“Trinity have a rather special mezzo, Helen Charlston, and her lovely singing tips the balance for me.”

Music Web International – Eriks Esenvalds Northern Lights Recording

“Mezzo soprano Helen Charlston deserves special mention. Her solos… displayed those qualities of her voice which have helped firmly establish Charlston on the professional scene.”

Early Music Review – Amici Voices Bach Matthew Passion

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