Some of the best conducting I’ve seen in years‘ John Carewe

This was a cracking performance of Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony….Thomas Payne’s interpretation was clear-headed and attentive to the symphony’s structure, providing symmetry between the first and last movements which is surely what Tchaikovsky wanted.‘  Norman Stinchcome, Birmingham Post

But there are three star turns in this production and two of them are collectives: the luminous orchestra and Thomas Payne’s outstandingly versatile chorus.‘  Mark Valencia, WhatsonStage

I must celebrate the work of Longborough’s small, yet redoubtable, chorus of sailors, fishermen, and villagers who sang out lustily throughout. Their chorus master, Thomas Payne, deserves a lot of praise for what he has achieved with them.’ Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

‘It just gets better and better! With new conductor, Thomas Payne, Leamington Sinfonia’s confidence grows and their performances improve dramatically.’ Clive Peacock, Leamington Courier