Reviews

“It brought the house down ... a tribute to the composer and the utterly convincing singers”

Seen & Heard on Emily
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“A gorgeous crescendo and a powerful epilogue ... They have created quite a feat”

Northern Soul on Emily
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“An enchanting visual spectacle, with incredible voices and haunting, hypnotic music ... it even managed to get me to rethink opera”

Todmorden News on Emily
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“Approachable ... punchy writing, with a real rhythmic drive. The sheer spectacle and volume are compelling”

The Times on Antagony
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“Benjamin ... clearly has the energy and vision required to inject fresh life into the art form”

Classical Music on Mrs Lazarus
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“Corleys story is one that needs to be told, and it is told using music that needs to be listened to.
If you’re in London, if you’re listening, go”

The Guardian on The Corley Conspiracy
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“Spearheaded by Tim Benjamin ... this concert was brilliantly executed and conceived”

“Benjamin's quirky series of bagatelles ... this judicious musical künstlerroman brought a welcome levity ... certainly something to smile about”

New Notes on Five Bagatelles
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“Tightly conceived ... the music was the most impressive we'd heard all night”

Musical Criticism on A Dream of England
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“Benjamin is making a speciality of semi-staged music theatre works, and Mrs Lazarus ... was a particularly successful example”

Musical Opinion on Mrs Lazarus
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“Exceptionally assured ... certainly a piece worth seeing and I hope there are plans to perform it again”

Classical Music on The Corley Conspiracy
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“Clearly articulated themes ... an appealingly approachable piece of contemporary music”

The Cherwell on Prelude and String Quartet No. 2
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“Benjamin's Five Bagatelles was most successful in embracing the New ... a piece which continually eluded expectation”

The Cherwell on Five Bagatelles
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“... the brilliant Three Portraits by Tim Benjamin ... full of character and refreshingly entertaining”

Seen & Heard on Three Portraits
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“Very impressive performance ... brain-child of composer Tim Benjamin ... delivered fluently and never allowed to lose the mesmerising quality”

“Benjamin weaves engagingly pithy textures ... dramatic performances ... genuinely exciting”

The Oxford Student on Prelude and Five Bagatelles
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“An excellent work, performed convincingly. ... Mention should also be made of the brilliant piano writing”

“There was a first-rate sense of ensemble ... and Benjamin used the forces available to full effect”

Seen & Heard on The Rosenhan Experiment and A Guess-Me-Knot
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“An immensely challenging piece, and something I'd like to hear again”

The Gazette and Herald on A Guess-Me-Knot
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“Tim Benjamin's original score ... provided a visceral pulse to the on-stage action”

The Cherwell on Agamemnon
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