“It’s hard to describe exactly what it was about Hopkins’ voice and presentation which made him so perfect for the role. From his first notes, a serenity, a calm certainty came through a smooth, warm, caressing voice, and those qualities never waned.” The Gathering Note, Philippa Kiraly, March 22, 2011.

“Hopkins’ voice was smooth, mellifluous and perfect.” Oregon Music News, Lorin Wilkerson, March 14, 2011.

“Five members of Montreal’s Les Voix Baroques sang the solos… exceptional voices all, and all exceptionally well-integrated with the dynamic contours and phrasing of the orchestra… baritone Joshua Hopkins sang the role of Jesus with all the appropriate warmth, gravitas and pain…” The Oregonian, James McQuillen, March 13, 2011.