"Every phrase is caressed so lovingly, the music emerging from her throat with a pearl-like shimmer and the dynamic changes so tastefully and subtly applied..."
"...she makes each song a special event...You keep waiting for the spell to break, but it never does. This is the work of a master artist."
"Her soprano is bright and agile, and she uses vibrato and ornamentation vividly to extract telling nuances from words and music."
"I was immediately captivated by Mercer's singing and could not stop listening or write a single word of comment until the entire cycle was finished. Yes, she's that good..."
"One of Toronto's classical treasures, soprano Shannon Mercer...shapes long, arching melodies with the unforced ease of someone sipping their second Long Island iced tea. This is a pool of song one wants to swim around in for hours."
- Toronto Star