Telegram & Gazette
"But it was Soprano Monica Hatch who most captivated the audience with a superb rendition of “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” and “Let the Bright Seraphim” from Handel’s “Messiah” and “Samson,” respectively. Resplendent in a wine-colored velvet gown, Hatch unfurled gorgeous bell tones and enunciated biblical phrases that linger in the mind, providing a very exalted benchmark by which to judge tomorrow’s performance of Handel’s holiday standard." - John Zeugner, Telegram and Gazette
Ted Weiner, WDAV Radio
[Bright Seraphim] is a superb program of selections and, naturally, the performances are delightful."
“A coloratura soprano with impeccable phrasing, clear, crystalline tone, and absolute pitch. With her classical background, Hatch not only brings a technically advanced set of vocal chords to her work, but an appreciation of the lyrics of the material she sings. She conveys a sense of warmth in her interpretations never letting her naturally strong voice overwhelm the material.” - David Nathan
"Hatch, in the difficult coloratura soprano role created by Alice Babs in the Second Sacred Concert, soared on her four features and was particularly outstanding in duo with Paul Schmeling on "T.G.T.T." and playing against Dave Chapman's alto sax reflections of Johnny Hodges on "Heaven". – Bob Blumenthal
Daily News, St. Thomas, VI
"A crystal clear voice...superb balladeer...when she sings a slow love song, all you can do is listen."
WLNZ - The Capitol City Jazz Connection
Monica is truly magnificent! 'Lady of Hearts' is an exceptional new CD that brings together some of the greatest songs ever written. She interprets these evergreens in a style that compliments the artistic value of the songs. It's a fresh new sound with a great backing group that includes Toots Thielemans. "Lady of Hearts" is a winner! - Jim Stone
"Monica Hatch is definitely a Jazz singer. Her voice floats easily along her material with a clean, bright sound retained even on her scat vocals."
"She is one of the rare musicians who breeze between the jazz and classical worlds. Jazz fans may catch flashes of Ella's candid innocence as well as Carmen's debonair sangfroid. Classical fans may note the influence of her teacher, soprano Eleanor Steber, in matters of superb diction and legato phrasing..." Fred Bouchard
"Monica Hatch and her disc, "If You Never Come To Me", with its winning take on standards and sambas quickly places Hatch near the top of the local vocal pack."
Sheila Jordan, Jazz vocalist
"Beautiful music from a beautiful singer!"
Dan Gewerts, Journalist for the Boston Herald
"Listen to a single verse by Monica Hatch, and you’ll be convinced that this is one jazz singer who never sacrifices emotion or ignores melody. Warmth is a natural presence...the essence the starting point."
"Hatch has the voice, good sense of material, and band interplay for success."