"Conductor Ben Gernon handled its corners deftly and went on to shape a glowing, expansive account of Brahms’s A German Requiem in a reduced scoring for strings, horns, percussion and harp. I’ve not heard the Cathedral Chorus soar quite like that before. But the unexpected highlight of the evening came with Barber’s Adagio, Gernon subtly emphasising the bass line and letting the famous melody unfurl like a Bach aria... I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: watch him like a hawk."

Birmingham Post, July 2016