Matthew began his musical career as a chorister at St. Alphege Parish Church, Solihull, where he sang regularly until leaving for university. He studied the piano, organ and singing with Peter Gregory, with whom he trained as a baritone, and took lessons on the organ from Marcus Huxley. Whilst reading Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Matthew was heavily involved with the university’s Chamber Choir and Light Opera Society. He sang regularly with ‘Cantores Michaelis’ at St. Michael’s Church, Southampton, where he had the opportunity to switch to countertenor. After graduating in July 2003, Matthew joined Truro Cathedral Choir as an Alto Choral Scholar for a year, with whom he has broadcast, recorded and toured.
Having returned to the Midlands, Matthew completed a postgraduate course at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he learned from Julian Pike and Michael Chance, and where he performed in the world premiere of the contemporary opera “Dee” by Robin Grant. He has performed with the Armonico Consort as a soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and sings regularly with Ex Cathedra and the Birmingham Oratory choir.
When he is not singing, Matthew works as a Business Intelligence consultant, or can be found flying microlights.