PRESS: Concert

Essential Scottish Opera Tour

Alexander Grove was sophistication personified.  When he introduced various works I could only imagine that P G Wodehouse scripted his lines.  He was the bravest of the four when he delivered a truly original account of Handel's Jeptha.  His head voice notes were snatched and sung from his passagio with so much care and delicacy that the very roof timbers hummed in unison.  This is how a tenor should deliver opera.  Yes, technique matters; but soul is where it's at.  ...What an inspiration their troop of young singers must be to them.  A joyful, stunning-looking and world-class quartet treating the country to something extraordinary. (NORTHERN TIMES)
Mezzo-soprano Julia Riley and tenor Alexander Grove find wonderfully expressive depths to their vocal interpretations. (THE STAGE)
The English tenor, Alexander Grove, was the first to move out into less well-known territory with a recitative and aria from Handel's last oratorio, Jeptha. This was moving stuff, fully demonstrating the ability of music to reflect the story it is telling, as Jeptha mourns the fact that he is about to sacrifice his daughter to God. (EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS)

Recital: King’s College Chapel, Aberdeen, Scotland

...However Mario Lanza could not have sung Ecco Ridente from Rossini’s Barber of Seville with which Alexander Grove opened his recital. Lanza simply did not have the lovely transparent fluency that Alexander Grove demonstrated in his performance of this piece. Nor I am sure could Mario Lanza have sung Lenski’s Aria from Eugene Onegin like Alexander Grove did, not in Russian anyway. In this piece Grove captured all the tragic darkness at the heart of the opera. The more heroic Italian tenor came out beautifully in Grove’s performance of Il Lamento di Frederico from L’Arlesiana by Cilea .... consider his smooth romantic performances of Roses of Picardy or It’s a Grand Night for Singing... I’m off to chez Maxim, Danilo’s Aria from The Merry Widow was excellent and Grove gave us a completely new slant on it.... Girls were made to love and kiss from Franz Lehar’s opera Paganini was superbly well sung – another Richard Tauber favourite and finally as an encore and in the original Spanish Alexander Grove gave us a very thrilling performance of Agustin Lara’s Granada.

Last Night of the Proms: Wakefield Philharmonic, UK

It would have taken a singer of outstanding ability to stand out from the quality line-up brought together by the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir for its inaugural Last Night of the Proms - and in Alexander Grove the audience came face-to-face with just such a talent. The young Manchester-based tenor has spent time studying in Italy and it showed in his powerful presence and mannerisms, while his voice as exhibited on such classics as O Sole Mio and Funiculi  Funiculà would surely meet the approval of that nation's most demanding audiences. (Wakefield Express)

Messiah, Oldham Choral Society

The star of the evening was the tenor, Alexander Grove.  What a magnificent, clear, rich voice he has, able to deal with all the intricacies of the music without losing his diction. (OLDHAM CHRONICLE)

Recital with Elizabeth Donovan & Catriona Beveridge: Chipping Campden, UK

Alexander Grove also captivated the audience with his good looks and charisma and added full drama and atmosphere to his songs. (This is Worcestershire)

Manchester Schubert Festival

Among the singers I must mention the tenor Alexander Grove, whose plangent expressive voice did full justice to the strange and rapturous Strophe aus Die Gotter Griechenlands. (THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)