Matthew studied the organ and harpsichord at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Bowers-Broadbent and Virginia Black, and continued his post-graduate studies as a piano accompanist with the late Geoffrey Pratley and the late Alex Kelly, winning all the Academy’s accompaniment prizes. He was first appointed to St Bride’s in 1991 as our HJC Stevens Organ Scholar. and in addition to playing the wonderful Compton organ in our services, he conducts the St Bride’s Orchestra, directs our Come and Sing workshops, edits the live service recordings for the Listen Again feature on the St Bride’s website, is the producer of our St Bride’s Live record label, and provides many of the bespoke ‘pop’ arrangements for the choir.
Outside St Bride’s he works as a chorus-master and repetiteur with some of our country’s top professional and amateur choral groups, including The BBC Singers, English National Opera, Opera Holland Park, London Voices, Voicelab, Brighton Festival Chorus, Guildford Choral Society and Vivace Chorus. He is also the Chorus Director for the Buxton Festival, and Music Director of ITN’s Office Choir.