Bach Easter Oratorio, Ascension Oratorio CD

“Superbly nuanced playing from Matthew Halls’s Retrospect Ensemble … a disc to make your heart leap”.

The Times


“Retrospect Ensemble’s orchestral playing and choral singing is of the highest quality.”



“…served up with tingling and ecstatic energy by the excellent Retrospect Ensemble … Three components combine with single-minded unity and intent: the vital but stylistic flair of the small chorus; the poetic eloquence and lack of preciousness of the period instruments; and a star-studded band of soloists.”

The Scotsman


Bach Harpsichord Concertos CD

“The concertos sound pristine and revealed anew, like cleaned Old Master paintings. More, please.”

The Sunday Times


Handel Amadigi di Gaula 

“I would urge all you opera seria fans out there to look out for the next opera performances by Retrospect Ensemble. If the singers, players, direction and interpretation are half as good next time as they were at the Wigmore, I can guarantee this will be a ‘must-see’ event.”

Opera Britannia 


Purcell Sonatas CD

“The playing is immaculate – expressive and alert to all the nuance and variety of this superb music.”

The Sunday Times