New Addison Singers’ Musical Director for Classical choirs appointed for January 2023
After a long recruitment process, we are thrilled to announce the appointment of a new Musical Director for the Classical choirs.
We are excited to be able to welcome Matthew Thomas Morgan to the post, raising his baton with the Oratorio and Chamber Choirs in January of 2023.
Matthew achieved a first in Music at Durham then studied at the Royal Academy of Music going on to achieve an MA in Vocal Studies with distinction. He then studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at the Alexander Gibson Opera School.
Matthew brings a wide range of professional singing and conducting experiences to the role having had extensive professional work across a range of music styles from Opera, Oratorio, Choral Music and Classical styles, through to Jazz, Musical Theatre and more popular styles.
Matthew has had the pleasure of working with groups of diverse backgrounds and musical tastes and in musical leadership this has encompassed both community music making and collaboration with students and professionals alike. He was Musical Director of Parenthesis in Reading for four years before the pandemic and Director of Music of St. Mary’s College, at Durham. Matthew has been twice appointed as a residentiary fellow at Durham University working at Van Mildert College and St. Cuthbert’s Society respectively covering Arts & Community Outreach and Musical portfolios. He was elected as Associate Fellow of Van Mildert College in February 2020. Matthew continues to provide support to groups in and around the North-East of England. Matthew took up a role as a licensed vocal teacher with Bromley Youth Music Trust in 2021 working across four schools in the borough.
His musical taste, repertoire knowledge and experience is based on wide ranging performance experiences as both singer and conductor. As an experienced vocal teacher, choral conductor, and event music director, we can look forward to stimulating and exciting musical challenges from Matthew.
To have made the appointment possible, we would like to thank the exceptional work of Claire Lachowicz in leading the working group who worked tirelessly in finding suitable applicants for the position, screening applicants, arranging interviews and auditions as well as surveying the choir. A job well done by all of the people who assisted and participated in the process.
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