Reviews

“The stunner of the afternoon was Baber. Her voice is incredibly pure and sounds nearly effortless; the texts she sang came across with remarkable clarity. While her performance of Josquin des Prez’s “Ave Maria” had an angelic brightness and dedication, elsewhere she showed an ability to seduce; in “Al alva venid,” a lament for an absent lover, every note seemed to ache for a future meeting.”

—Washington Post (review of a recital at the Washington Early Music Festival with Charles Weaver, lute)

“Singing in an early-music style, without vibrato, is a challenge, and can yield a rather uneven, bumpy vocal line, an exception being Elizabeth Baber, who sang Caccini’s “Filli, mirando il cielo” with a simple sound that was truly lovely.”

—New York Times (review of a performance with the NY Continuo Collective)

“…the crystalline purity of the soprano contribution to Kenneth Leighton’s setting of the famous “Coventry Carol” being particularly affecting.”

—BBC Music (review of New York Polyphony’s CD I sing the birth)