What the Press said:

...on magnificent form here, as is the baritone Julian Empett who relishes his Belshazzar's Feast-like pronouncements.  It's worth buying the disc for this piece alone. [Walton - The Twelve]

Gramophone Magazine, Oct 2010

 

Baritone Julian Empett, (who) was suffering from a throat infection.  You'd hardly have known it, however, as his warm, very pleasant to listen to, voice was in no way overawed by the trumpet [Telemann Cantatas].

Oxford Times, 2010

 

Bass Julian Empett's Mighty Lord and King of Glory [Bach, Christmas Oratorio] was powerfully wrought.

Bournemouth Echo, 2010

 

Bass Julian Empett's reverential singing opened the Agnus Dei [Beethoven, Missa Solemnis].

Gloucestershire Echo, 2009

 

In Mendelssohn's oratorio, Julian Empett brought Elijah to life. Singing with skill and showing deep insight, he portrayed the Old Testament prophet as a man with a divine mission.  As Jehovah's chosen servant, he was strong and masterful, outraged when challenged by mortals.  Even more movingly, he revealed aching weariness in moments of self-doubt.  Gripping characterisation was expressed by a fine voice that conveyed countless nuances.

Eastern Daily Press, 2009

 

The well-paced performance of the Haydn epic [Creation] was ably supported by an excellent baritone, Julian Empett.

Leamington Spa Courier, 2009

 

...A Christmas Caroll by Kenneth Leighton, the piece that gives the disc its title.  Julian Empett's baritone solos give particular pleasure in a very fine overall performance.  Link

MusicWeb International, 2008

 

The work [Mozart, Solemn Vespers] provided the introduction to the other soloists, bass Julian Empett - who produced wonderfully rounded tone.

Grantham Journal, 2008

 

..and the quality of the distinguished line of soloists was soon evident; also that the leading and challenging role of Peter [Elgar, The Kingdom], so well interpreted by Julian Empett, was going to lift the performance to a notable level...     ...and Julian Empett delivered his extensive long section at the end of the first half in full and persuasive voice.

Hertfordshire Mercury, 2006