The program opened with Robert Paterson’s gorgeous “Lux Aeterna”... tautly scored with vivid contrasts and soaring lines, the work proved a highlight of the program.
— The New York Times
A bright and magnificent score…expertly structured and paced… effortlessly funny, clever and deeply resonant…
— Opera News
Robert Paterson could probably set a telephone book to music and create something that captivates... Eternal Reflections reveals Paterson’s ability to treat words with utmost clarity and send them soaring or engaging in deft choral conversation.
— Gramophone
There’s Schumannian drama and melancholy in the song cycle “CAPTCHA” that opens this beautiful, witty and sometimes utterly desolate collection of vocal works.
— The New York Times
Paterson is uncommonly talented... [Dark Mountains] reaches out to you. I was wishing it did not have to end when it did. I would have happily heard more.
— The Buffalo News
Paterson’s terrific recent vocal recording, Winter Songs, made for one of the best releases of 2013. His orchestrations are colorful and clear, and he values lyricism and beauty. CAPTCHA is utterly brilliant… it needs to be a standard choice in the repertoire.
— Sequenza21