“Dr. Stephen Ng began his selections with “Sweeter Than Roses” from Henry Purcell … the music’s demands were well met with Dr. Ng’s sure technique in a highly polished performance. It was an auspicious beginning. Benedetto sia’l giorno and Pace non tovo from Liszt’s Tre sonetti del Petrarca, S.158 were then offered. These highly effective songs tax the pianist and the vocalist to the utmost in Liszt’s characteristic virtuosic writing. Dr. Ng was up to the challenge, with a soaring voice in the extreme registers that could be simply described as amazing…Nine selections from Clairières dans le ciel (Clearings in the Sky), a thirteen-song cycle taken from poet Francis Jamme’s Tristesses by Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) followed…Dr. Ng fashioned a performance that was mesmerizing from Elle était descendue au bas de la prairie to the ending, Demain fera un an…It is a set that highlights his talents to the maximum… To close the program was Lensky’s Aria, Куда, куда вы удалились, весны моей златые дни (Where, where, have you gone, spring of my golden days?), from Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin. Dr. Ng’s performance of it closed with the same energy and commitment with which he began. He is a superb singer and one whom West Chester University can be proud to call their own.”

New York Concert Review/April 2013

“The world-class soloists were magnificent, but a special round of applause must go to tenor Stephen Ng, from the voice faculty of West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He specializes in the demanding role of the Evangelist, a narrator who propels the action, provides the context and ties together all of the elements. He is nothing short of glorious in this feat of vocal gymnastics and interpretation.”

The Gazette/March 2012

"Stephen Ng, a tenor with an impressively eclectic resume, is simply superb in every respect. His voice is gorgeous and distinctive, and it rises to certain soft climaxes with impressive lyricism, yet when thundering high Cs are demanded in the climactic final song, those are delivered with unstinting vigor and freedom. He negotiates this complex score with rare assurance and musicality, and for the most part leaves the listener unaware of the vocal rigors that this score surely presents"

Journal of Singing May/June 2008 more

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"Agnus Dei" from Requiem by A Campra
Performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale
Nicolas McGegan, conductor

"Agnus Dei" from Requiem by A Campra

Evangelist Recitative no 12c from St. John Passion
J.S. Bach

Evangelist Recitative no. 18c from St. John Passion
J.S. Bach

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