[Messiah – December 2016] The solo quartet was exceptionally strong. The outstanding solo contributions… came from countertenor and tenor, James Laing and Nicholas Mulroy… Mulroy, his voice blazing with conviction, was extraordinarily moving both as harbinger of peace in Comfort Ye and in the ferocious way he delivered Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart. Diction, so often slipshod nowadays, was exemplary throughout.
Tim Ashley, The Guardian
Nicholas Mulroy is now an Evangelist of choice, dramatic yet never over-involved, engaged reporter rather than partisan witness.
The Prince Consort / Britten Canticles Wigmore Hall (November 2013)
With his contributions to the Britten works, tenor Nicholas Mulroy focused his acute interpretative gaze with particularly cogent results on the setting of Edith Sitwell’s Still Falls the Rain.
George Hall, The Guardian
Nicholas Mulroy, singing the role of Evangelist and tenor arias, triumphed rather spectacularly. From the beginning, there was never any sense that the Evangelist’s part was bloodless recitative; this was a truly alive narrative. He was never afraid to make a dramatic statement whether it be through urgent declamation or through the achingly drawn-out phrases as Jesus dies on the cross, and these different moods were vocally coloured in a most involving fashion. Mulroy was also consistently fresh-toned in the high tessitura and able to fine his tone down to the most gorgeously projected ghostly pianissimo.
Simon Holden, bachtrack.com
It would be unfair to single out a soloist (though Nicholas Mulroy was magnificent as the Evangelist)…
Alistair Noble, The Australian
Christmas Oratorio Australian Chamber Orchestra (December 2013)
He is ‘the most sought-after evangelist of his generation’. It is a big call, but to hear him sing there is no doubt. He is a cogent story-teller, with a radiant sound that just gets more ravishing as it gets higher. It is hard to imagine anyone singing it better.
Harriet Cunningham, The Sydney Morning Herald
Of his eight remarkable singers, several are barely out of college, but they match spine-tingling tone with astonishing maturity. Nicholas Mulroy as Evangelist has a powerful dramatic sense, sometimes floating free of Bach’s note values – he is mercilessly harsh when Jesus is spat upon – elsewhere meticulous: Peter’s denial would move the hardest heart… all confirmation of this as my new benchmark.