Bach Johannes passion. St Albans Choral Society
Christopher Bowen’s high tenor voice was bright and carried well in the louder passages but was also capable of great compassion.
Mary Cook - Herts ad 25/4/13
Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise. Grange Choral Society
All the succeeding episodes fully conveyed Mendelssohn’s vocal splendour...Soloists in the symphony included the superb, soaring clarity of soprano Abigail Hooper ... and the smoothly controlled voice of tenor Christopher Bowen.
Mike Marsh - Bournemouth Echo 23/1/12
Vaughan Williams A Cambridge Mass. Bath Choral Society
The four soloists, soprano Olivia Robinson, alto Rebecca Lodge, tenor Christopher Bowen and baritone Edward Price, made their contributions with suitable artistry and style.
Peter Lloyd Williams - Bath Chronicle 27/10/11
Northcott Hymn to Cybele. BBC Proms
"Bayan Northcott's hair raisingly demanding Hymn to Cybele , complete with a particularly gruesome text stretched even the virtuosity of the BBC Singers, who nonetheless gave as dramatic a reading as one could have wished, with solo contributions from Christopher Bowen and Edward Price that bordered on the heroic."
David Wordsworth - Choir and Organ November 2010
'... the Northcott offered a range of expressive techniques and superior moments of invention, and featured strongly characterised performances from Christopher Bowen and Edward Price."
Stephen Graham - Musical Criticism 6/9/10
Bach Christmas Oratorio. Sheffield Oratorio Chorus
"a young tenor Christopher Bowen being the standout soloist when it came word clarity...His diction was excellent and his high tenor voice musicianly in his arias."
Bernard Lee - Sheffield Telegraph 2/12/09
Handel Solomon. Dublin Handel Festival
"Tenor Christopher Bowen and soprano Roisin O'Grady were polished clear and stylish in their solos."
Michael Dungan - Irish Times 21/4/09
Homilius Johannes Passion. Camden Chamber Choir
"a fluent and articulate tenor Evangelist, the New Zealand-born Christopher Bowen, a member of the BBC Singers."
"the Pilate scene (“Was ist Wahreheit?” — ‘What is truth?”), with Preece and Bowen on magnificent form, provided a high point of an evening that, in its modest way, proved fascinating."
Roderic Dunnett - Church Times 21/3/08
Scarlatti Stabat Mater. BBC Proms
"Olivia Robinson and Christopher Bowen gave the music further soul when, rising above the choral mass, their voices asserted an individual humanity. The performance was a soberly stirring experience."
Kenneth Carter - classicalsource.com 04/09/07
Gubaidulina Alleluia. Gubaidulina Weekend - BBC symphony orchestra
"one could warm to the skill or dedication of certain performers- the tenor Christopher Bowen in Alleluia"
Ivan Hewitt - The Daily Telegraph 16/01/07
Mozart Requiem. Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and City Choir
"Bowen's tone is both distinctive and poignant."
Patrick Shephard - The Press 26/06/06
Bach St Matthew Passion. Cantores
"Tenor Christopher Bowen, as the Evangelist, had the job of narrating the story of Christ's passion... a familiar enough tale became extraordinarily gripping: real theatre in fact."
Timothy Jones - The Press 16/03/05
Play of Daniel. New London Chamber Choir
"tenor Christopher Bowen, a cutting, withering Daniel. No wonder those poor lions were cowed."
Roderic Dunnett - Church Times 30/07/04