'Sophie Gallagher impressed as Emmie'
“Sophie Gallagher and Bonnie Callaghan as the girls Emmie and Cis were excellent.”
'The village children seemed as if they were born on the stage, just as one would hope and be pleased to see in the performance of these young singers from London. In particular, high praise for Emmie…'
Sophie Gallagher gave a breathtaking performance of the angelic piece with Sofia Taverner.’
‘Soprano Sophie Gallagher offered poised, clear singing and made a good job of the touching ‘Pie Jesu’.
‘The souls of the righteous’- ‘A lovely work and the best is reserved for the end when a radiant soprano solo line – the excellent Sophie Gallagher again – is heard over the hushed choir.
'But, as can often be the case, it was one of the most minor roles that a singer really stood out. On this occasion it was soprano Sophie Gallagher in the short-trouser role of the boy Oberto. Her clear, unaffected and almost vibrato-free voice was ideal for the part, and indeed, for the whole of the ‘early-music’ repertoire. She also acted the part exceptionally well – it is not an easy one. I just hope that she manages to retain her voice, as she continues to survive her conservatoire studies. The world of early music needs voices like hers.’