Press Notices Etc.

 

Messiah

            Intelligent and Musical, the rigours of ‘Why do the Nations..’ he gave with verve and authority.

The Lincolnshire Echo

 

Acis and Galatea

            Rich, intensely musical, it is difficult to see how the gentle Galatea could have resisted such a voice

The Surrey Advertiser

 

Songs of the Fleet

            I was completely bowled over by the sheer masculinity and interpretation… he put these song across with a vivacity which carried everyone along.

The Welwyn Times

 

The Consul

            ..capable of acting the role as confidently as singing it… David Kirby-Ashmore was impressive as the hunted Sorel.

The Stage and Television Today

 

Moonflowers

            I thought your portrayal of Pierre was stunning, both theatrically and musically.

Richard Arnell (Composer)

 

The Barber of Seville

            David Kirby-Ashmore was an exemplary Figaro whose wiliness and good humour were etched in every gesture and movement

Times

 

La Boheme

            The role of Schaunard, here more than usually capricious and resourceful, was well served by the excellent David Kirby-Ashmore who completed a quartet of rare equality.

Ouest France

             

..at the curtain call, it was the quartet of men that was received with the greatest enthusiasm.   ..David Kirby-Ashmore established his place alongside the two larger roles with ease.

Presse-Ocean

 

Marble Halls and Marble Busts

(An evening of words and music based on the life of Anthony Trollope at The National Portrait Gallery)

            Between each reading was a musical interlude.  Baritone Mr. David Kirby-Ashmore burst with such vigour into his opening number that one elderly lady’s pince-nez popped off her nose in astonishment.  During the song ‘See me dance the Polka’, strangers turned to each other, grinned, tapped their toes and swung imaginary conductors’ batons.

The Times

Rigoletto

            David Kirby-Ashmore’s performance is a perfect example  …a superb one.  …skilful tonal control and perfect pitch.

Gulf Daily News

Johnny Johnson

            The precise and rhythmic conducting of Dominique Debart showed off to advantage Baritone David Kirby-Ashmore, tremendous in an incalculable number of roles.

Le Monde de la Musique