William Hite has been described by the Boston Globe as "a breathtaking communicator", the San Francisco Chronicle remarked that Hite in Purcell's King Arthur "lavished the music with considerable eloquence", and the Wall Street Journal deemed his Apollo in Monteverdi's Orfeo "outstanding". The Boston-based tenor's warm tone and vivid portrayals have garnered critical acclaim all over North America with early music groups, symphony orchestras and opera companies. He has appeared with such groups as the American Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Washington Bach Consort, the New York City Ballet, the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Tafelmusik and Philharmonia Baroque in repertoire from the Baroque to contemporary music.

Mr. Hite's recent oratorio engagements include the Monteverdi Vespers with Portland Baroque, the St. Matthew Passion Evangelist with the Boston Cantata Singers, Ralph Vaughan Williams Hodie at Dartmouth University, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Handel and Haydn Society and Messiah with Duke University, the North American première of Telemann's oratorio Alexander's Feast with the Louisville Bach Society. He is scheduled to appear this season in the North Americam première of Telemann's oratorio Der Tag Des Gerichts with the International Institute for Culture and in Berlioz' L'Enfance Du Christ with the Boston Symphony, which he will repeat with the same conductor — Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos — and the Dresdener Philharmonie next season. Also upcoming are performances of Bach's St. John Passion, Monterverdi's Vespers, Haydn's Creation and Lord Nelson Mass and a Monterverdi/Rossi concert with the New York Collegium.