"bass baritone Christopher Richardson was excellent as Samson’s father Manoa"
“Samson’s father Manoah was beautifully sung by Christopher Richardson. His recitative expression and sincere tone worked beautifuly in the story and to complete the cast…..none more touching than his moments of heartbreak following the accouncement of Samson’s death”.
"Richardson’s performance demonstrates a gift for art song... an exquisite rendition of Gerald Finzi’s Shakespearean song cycle, Let Us Garlands Bring…Calvin Bowman’s 2017 setting of Hilaire Belloc’s The Night... an exemplary tying together of the four fundamentals of art song: poet, composer, singer and accompanist.”
“Richardson’s controlled voice confidently straddles the challenging vocal line… his refined tone doing justice to the nuancd musical settings, while his perfect diction has the audience hanging on every word"
"Christopher Richardson is an assured performer, his rich bass baritone a secure anchor within ensembles while being strong and sonorous for solos such as the Tuba mirum. Whether singing sustained low notes or negotiating wide interval leaps, he gave a commanding performance"