Future concerts

Puccini Messa di Gloria

PUCCINI Messa di Gloria | BRUCKNER Te Deum

Saturday 2nd February 2019 - St Swithin's Church, Bridport

Puccini's colourful and operatic Mass, alongside Bruckner's monumental Te Deum

Rutter, Britten, Tavener

RUTTER Psalmfest | BRITTEN Rejoice in the Lamb | TAVENER Thunder Entered Her

Saturday 18th May 2019 - venue TBC

Music by three of the towering giants of modern British choral music.

Matt Kingston - Musical Director

Matt’s love of choral music began when he joined his local church choir at the age of 6, where he was encouraged to compose and conduct, and to play the organ as soon as his feet could reach the pedals. Both his grandfather and great-grandfather were organists and choirmasters, and it wasn’t long before Matt joined the family firm!

After school, he spent a year working with the composer-in-residence of the Prague Symphony Orchestra, before embarking on a career as a freelance musician.

Matt is one of the UK’s most prolific arrangers of brass music, specialising in music for junior bands and for brass quintets, with over 400 published arrangements and performances in more than 50 countries.

In recent years Matt has begun to write choral music (under the pen name Matthew Coleridge). His first composition, the Corpus Christi Carol, appeared on BBC Music Magazine’s Christmas CD in 2015. His first large-scale work, Requiem, for was premiered in October 2015 and is available on CD performed by RSVP Voices, cello soloists Guy Johnston and organist Stephen Farr.

Weddings & Funerals

We can provide a choir of any size for weddings, funerals and other private functions.

For a wedding, we have a group of about 12 - 15 singers who can provide music to help you celebrate. If you'd like some help choosing the music for your wedding service, our MD is very happy to talk through some options (and even send you some YouTube clips to listen to). We also have a few organists in our ranks if needed.

Depending on how much music you require, we would usually ask for a fee in the region of £200.

Contact

Secretary: Sarah Stamford
01308 425312
sastamford@outlook.com

Musical Director: Matt Kingston
07719 797893
matt@mattkingston.com