Bishopwearmouth Choral Society 'Side by Side' (Sondheim)
"Without doubt, the star of the evening was Laurie Ashworth. She clearly loves singing Sondheim and her silky voice and delicious sense of fun wowed the audience. Her performance of I Never Do Anything Twice was full of wit and subtle innuendo; she was terrific in the comedy duet Barcelona; and her version of The Boy From … (Sondheim’s answer to The Girl From Ipanema) was simply breath-taking.
- The Sunderland Echo 2016
Louth Choral Society 'The Creation' (Haydn)
"Laurie Ashworth’s effortlessly clear and attractive soprano voice covered this demanding part with ease
- John F Smith, Louth Choral Society 2015
Signum Classics, 'St. John Passion' (Bob Chilcott)'
"The other principal soloist is the soprano Laurie Ashworth...Her solos are delivered with lovely tone; there’s a very pleasing warmth to her voice but above all it’s the clarity and purity of her sound and diction that make her so effective. Her voice suits this music beautifully – did Chilcott write the part with her voice in mind, I wonder?!
- John Quinn, MusicWeb International 2015
Naxos Classical Music, 'The Rose in the Middle of Winter'
"Commotio and Matthew Berry perform faultlessly, with arrestingly pure solo spots from soprano Laurie Ashworth"
- Sinfini Music 2013
Wells Cathedral 2013, 'St. John Passion' (Bob Chilcott)
"The other principal soloist was soprano Laurie Ashworth. She impressed me in Chilcott’s Requiem, both live and on CD, and here again she made an extremely favourable impression. She has a warm, attractive tone and the notes and words are delivered very clearly. Her singing in the touching meditation, ‘Christ, my Beloved’ was quite beautiful and she was no less engaging later on in another meditation, ‘Jesus, my leman’."
- Seen and Heard International
York Minster 2013, 'St. John Passion' (Bach)
"Laurie Ashworth's aria was heart-breakingly ravishing."
Wexford Festival Opera 2011, 'The Telephone'
"Laurie Ashworth gave a solid, daffily oblivious, cheerily chirping turn as Lucy."
- Opera Today
The Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2010
"With Laurie Ashworth one came to realise that her safe, clean efficiency was only the start: Jonathan Dove's unaccompanied 'Full Fathom Five' was the most memorable item of the evening, and Philine's show-stopper from 'Mignon' did just that - on a high." "...a delectable Strauss soprano in the making."
- Opera Now
"...her unaccompanied performance of Jonathan Dove’s Full Fathom Five was a quite outstanding feat of imaginative energy."
- The Times
Handel's 'Messiah' Stratford-Upon-Avon 2008
"...Laurie Ashworth's singing of I know that my redeemer liveth was as near to perfect as possible."