Cummings’ “St. Matthew Passion” at St George’s, Hanover Square

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 in Laurence Cummings, Reviews | No Comments
Cummings’ “St. Matthew Passion” at St George’s, Hanover Square

“Laurence Cummings held everything together with his customary enthusiasm and commitment, and he drew very fine playing from the London Handel Orchestra…” – Read more at musicomh.com.

Facing the music: Laurence Cummings (The Guardian)

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 in Interview, Laurence Cummings | No Comments
Facing the music: Laurence Cummings (The Guardian)

“Is applauding between movements acceptable? Absolutely! An audience should feel free to respond to the atmosphere in the room and what they feel in their hearts. If they are exhilarated they must be free to show it. I suppose that might mean that we could get to the end of a piece and not receive […]

Cummings gives “emotional depth” to Handel’s Ariodante

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in Laurence Cummings, Reviews | No Comments
Cummings gives “emotional depth” to Handel’s Ariodante

“As always, the strength of the festival’s opera offerings is found down in the orchestra pit, where Laurence Cummings and the London Handel Orchestra brought Ariodante to life with vitality and emotional depth.” – Read more at ft.com.

Cummings brings “verve and rhythmic attack” to Handel Festival

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in Laurence Cummings, Reviews | No Comments
Cummings brings “verve and rhythmic attack” to Handel Festival

“The London Handel Festival is back, and instead of ploughing their usual furrow of rarely-seen works, this year’s opera is a classic…Laurence Cummings drives the performance with all his usual verve and rhythmic attack.” – Read more at theartsdesk.com.

Cummings’ “thrilling” performance with Handel and Haydn Society

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 in Laurence Cummings, Reviews | No Comments
Cummings’ “thrilling” performance with Handel and Haydn Society

“…his frenetic flight through a liturgical season over the course of a single evening can’t help but thrilling fun in the exciting, historically-informed hands of H&H under Laurence Cummings…” – Read more at The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Boston Globe: Cummings returns to the Handel and Haydn Society

Posted on Dec 19, 2015 in Laurence Cummings, Reviews | No Comments
Boston Globe: Cummings returns to the Handel and Haydn Society

“Previous editions of the Handel and Haydn Society’s “Bach Christmas” have been generous with the guest composers, ranging as far afield as Mexico and Russia. But this year’s “Bach Christmas” is just that: three cantatas — 36 (“Schwingt freudig euch empor”), 133 (“Ich freue mich in dir”), and 140 (“Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”) […]

Cummings’ Agrippina “well worth the journey”

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Artist News, Laurence Cummings, News, Reviews | No Comments
Cummings’ Agrippina “well worth the journey”

“Good though the singers are, they are almost eclipsed by the vivid, virtuosic Festival Orchestra. Laurence Cummings keeps rollickingly on track, with unflagging energy and musicality. Well worth the journey.” – Read More

Cummings: Handel’s Deborah Review

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Laurence Cummings, Reviews | No Comments
Cummings: Handel’s Deborah Review

“Conducted with ferocious energy and commitment by Laurence Cummings, the performance was exceptional.” Read more here.

Laurence Cummings: Siroe in Göttingen Handel Festival

Posted on May 14, 2013 in Laurence Cummings, Reviews | No Comments
Laurence Cummings: Siroe in Göttingen Handel Festival

“Laurence Cummings’ first season as Artistic Director of Göttingen Handel Festival, conducting Handel’s “Siroe” must count as a five star high point in the Festival’s 93 year history. “Cummings has created an evening that looks and sounds as fresh as if it had been written yesterday, a roller-coaster ride as gripping as a good Bond […]