“Of the three debuting vocal soloists, baritone Joshua Hopkins was the clear standout, bringing tonal splendor to the extended aria “Thou art the King of Glory” and later to the culminating “Vouchsafe, O Lord,” and shaping the extended melodic phrases of “When thou tookest upon thee” with superb control.”
The San Francisco Chronicle, Joshua Kosman, May 16, 2009.