Conducts Handel’s Joshua at Opera North “…The glory of this Joshua is the superb orchestral playing, and the conducting of Stephen Layton. He makes his Opera North debut bringing glowing, springing and instinctively breathed life to the score…”

Hilary Finch, The Times, May 2013

Records Bach’s St John Passion with Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment “… Stephen Layton’s outstanding new outstanding new St John is about as state-of-the-art a Bach Passion recording as you’ll hear…Alongside the top-class and pliable choral singing of Polyphony comes the roll call of exceptional soloists…”

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Gramophone Magazine, May 2013

Records Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Saint Nicolas with Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Holst Singers, Boys of the Temple Church Choir and City of London Sinfonia “…This is a beautiful and deeply affecting recording…”

Malcolm Riley, Gramophone, December 2012

Records Howells with the Choir of Trinity College “…the tonal blend drawn from the choir by conductor Stephen Layton, suffused by the acoustic of the Lady Chapel in Ely Cathedral, is glowing, and makes of the opening ‘Salvator mundi’ a spiritually palliative experience…”         5 stars

Terry Blain, BBC Music Magazine, June 2012

 Records Howells with the Choir of Trinity College “…Layton’s performances have exactly the poise and careful moulding that this rather fragile, deeply felt music needs…”

Andrew Clements, The Guardian, March 2012