…But the driving force has been the conductor, Anthony Negus, for whom the epithet "the Reggie Goodall of our time" doesn’t seem too strong. His scratch orchestra had its blips and scrambles, but not many; and the sound was marvellously clear and supportive of the singers. So was Negus’s exemplary pacing: neither stolid nor rushed. He looked a little panicky when someone shouted "encore" at the end, but I would have sat through it all again.
Richard Morrison – The Times