"A number of adjectives come to mind when thinking
of his performance as the Evangelist, vibrant, passionate, 
operatic, vivid, deeply felt, dramatic but taken as a group 
they make his performance out to be over the top and 
overly, which it wasn't. Vale clearly has a fine sense of 
dramatic pacing, and whilst his operatic experience coloured 
his performance it was always within the context of the passion so that this was vibrantly absorbing and strongly projected performance but it remained a passion, a moving one too."

Robert Hugill - St Mathew Passion review LHS 2015.