Matthew Brrok

WELCOME!

Warm greetings to Matthew Brook's website. Matthew had a very busy 2017-18 Season, performing in opera and in concert halls around the globe. Highlights were his Carnegie Hall debut with Harry Bicket and Joyce diDonato in Handel's "Ariodante", Tanglewood Festival debut with Harry Christophers in Purcell's "Fairy Queen", recording Handel's "Samson" with John Butt and the Dunedin Consort for Linn records, and a memorable week in Melbourne with Sir Andrew Davies and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, performing and recording Berlioz' "L'Enfance du Christ" for Chandos, released in March 2019.
He enjoyed reviving the role of Il Re in "Ariodante" with Stuttgart Staatsoper with Guiliano Carella and last Autumn, with Christopher Moulds.
Matthew has continued his close relationship with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging and their AllofBach series. You are very welcome to delve into their wonderful catalogue of beautifully filmed Bach series.
Matthew appears in many of their performances there, some awaiting editing, so keep looking at their AllofBach website. Matthew continued his working friendship with Sir John Eliot Gardiner this season with the Monteverdi Choir's mammoth Bach Cycle tour, performing in the finest concert halls and Churches across Europe.
A new venture included a especially devised theatre piece "View from the Villa" by lain Burnside on Wagner's relationship with the Wesendoncks, alongside the wonderful Susan Bickley and Victoria Newlyn at the St Endellion Summer Festival.
He also really enjoyed returning to the Edinburgh International Festival to sing the role of Manoah from Handel's "Samson" with his long standing colleague John Butt. Matthew's 18/19 season is very busy, with rare performances of Handel's "The Triumph of Time and Truth" with Edward Higginbottom in the autumn, Ariodante in Stuttgart, St John Passion with Jonathan Cohen and the St Paul's Chamber Orchestra, USA.

Later, Matthew realised a childhood dream of singing two performances of Britten’s War Requiem in Ripon and Huddersfield UK. Also, he sang numerous Messiah’s throughout December including a version for Wind Ensemble in Norway!

He performed Handel’s “Apollo et Dafne” with up and coming superstar Rowan Pierce and the Dunedin Consort in February, and also sang Berlioz “L’Enfance du Christ” with Sir Andrew Davies and the BBC NOW in Cardiff, Lute recitals with Liz Kenny and Nicholas Mulroy, Mozart in Versailles with The King’s Consort, Sorcerer in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” with Harry Christopher and much loved colleagues, The Handel and Haydn Society, in Boston and the Met Museum NYC.

Matthew will sing performances of Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius” with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Michael Francis, Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Gli Angeli and Stephan Macleod in Switzerland and the majestic B Minor Mass with Bernard Labardie and Les Violon des Roi in Quebec, Montreal and the Carnegie Hall, New York. Matthew will also sing Haydn’s “Seasons” in Slovenia and will make another appearance at the Boston Early Music Festival, this time with Kristian Bezuidenhout singing the Matthew Passion, and will perform with him with the English Concert and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. 

He really looks forward to performing with Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla again, this time with the Orchestral National de France at the St Denis Festival singing Tippett’s A Child of our Time. Matthew will perform and record an opera by Stephen Dodgson in Snape in July. 

He plans to appear with the CBSO in Monte Carlo and Birmingham singing the title role of Mendelssohn “Elijah” conducted by Kazuki Yamada. He will also appear once more at the Rheingau Festival, singing Bach B Minor Mass with Paul McCreesh.

Matthew can’t wait to spend August in Vancouver singing a variety of repertoire at the early music festival there.
He will start rehearsals in the Autumn of 2019 in a new production of Handel’s Rinaldo in Oviedo, Spain, followed by Messiahs in London with the Sixteen, and throughout Canada with Les Violons de Roi and the Canada National Arts Centre Orchestra and Bernard Labardie.

March 2019

 

UPCOMING Performances

Full List of Upcoming Performances
 06 Aug 2019 | Early Music Vancouver / Song of Songs Settings

Early Music Vancouver - Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver

09 Aug 2019 | Early Music Vancouver / Purcell's Hail Bright Cecilia

Early Music Vancouver - Chan Centre

10 Aug 2019 | Early Music Vancouver / Purcell's Hail Bright Cecilia

Early Music Vancouver - Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria

24 AUG 2019 | Dunedin Consort / EIF / Bach Cantatas (201 and 205)

Dunedin Consort - Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

29 AUG 2019 | Gabrieli Consort / Bach B Minor Mass

Gabrieli Consort - Kloster Eberbach

30 AUG 2019 | Gabrieli Consort / Handel in Italy (Dixit Dominus)

Gabrieli Consort - Kloster Eberbach

31 AUG 2019 | Gabrieli Consort / Handel in Italy (Dixit Dominus) (La Chaise Dieu)

Gabrieli Consort

06 OCT 2019 | Opéra de Oviedo / Rinaldo (Argante)

Opera de Oviedo - Opera de Oviedo

08 OCT 2019 | Opéra de Oviedo / Rinaldo (Argante)

Opera de Oviedo - Opera de Oviedo

10 OCT 2019 | Opéra de Oviedo / Rinaldo (Argante)

Opera de Oviedo - Opera de Oviedo

12 OCT 2019 | Opéra de Oviedo / Rinaldo (Argante)

Opera de Oviedo - Opera de Oviedo

RECENT Performances

Full List of Recent Performances
02 Aug 2019 | Early Music Vancouver / Bach Cantatas

Early Music Vancouver - Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver

16 JUL 2019 | The English Concert / Bach Cantatas (Buxton)

The English Concert

27 JUN 2019 | Festival St Denis / A Child of our time

Festival St Denis - Basilique Saint-Denis

10 Jun 2019 | Dunedin Consort / Boston Early Music Festival / Bach St Matthew Passion

Dunedin Consort - NEC Jordan Hall, Boston

22 APR 2019 - 25 APR 2019 | Gli Angeli Genève / Bach St Matthew Passion (Geneva)

Gli Angeli Genève

19 APR 2019 | Gli Angeli Genève / Bach St Matthew Passion

Gli Angeli Genève - KKL Luzern

18 APR 2019 | Gli Angeli Genève / Bach St Matthew Passion

Gli Angeli Genève - Eglise de St-Francois, Lausanne

17 APR 2019 | Gli Angeli Genève / Bach St Matthew Passion

Gli Angeli Genève - Eglise de St-Francois, Lausanne

16 APR 2019 | Gli Angeli Genève / Bach St Matthew Passion

Gli Angeli Genève - Fondation Pierre Gianadda

14 APR 2019 | Gli Angeli Genève / Bach St Matthew Passion

Gli Angeli Genève - Victoria Hall, Geneva

07 APR 2019 | Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / The Dream of Gerontius

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Hilbert Circle Theatre

05 APR 2019 | Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / The Dream of Gerontius

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Hilbert Circle Theatre

31 MAR 2019 | Handel & Haydn Society Dido & Aeneas (Sorcerer)

Handel and Haydn Society - NEC Jordan Hall, Boston

30 MAR 2019 | Handel & Haydn Society Dido & Aeneas (Sorcerer)

Handel and Haydn Society - Metropolitan Museum of Art

29 MAR 2019 | Handel & Haydn Society Dido & Aeneas (Sorcerer)

Handel and Haydn Society - NEC Jordan Hall, Boston

16 MAR 2019 | The Georgian Concert Society / Theatre of the Ayre / Politics and Power

Georgian Concert Society - St Andrew's and St George's West Church

20 DEC 2018 | Dunedin Consort / Handel Messiah

Dunedin Consort - City Halls, Glasgow

19 DEC 2018 | Dunedin Consort / Handel Messiah

Dunedin Consort - The Queen's Hall

18 DEC 2018 | Dunedin Consort / Handel Messiah

Dunedin Consort - Perth Concert Hall

15 DEC 2018 | Salisbury Choral Foundation / Handel Messiah

Salisbury Cathedral - Salisbury Cathedral

13 DEC 2018 | Oxford Philharmonic / Messiah

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra - Sheldonian Theatre

08 DEC 2018 | Norwegian Wind Ensemble / Handel Messiah (Moss Kirke)

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble

07 DEC 2018 | Norwegian Wind Ensemble / Handel Messiah (Uranienborg Kirke, Oslo)

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble

06 DEC 2018 | Norwegian Wind Ensemble / Handel Messiah

The Norwegian Wind Ensemble - Immanuels Kirke

1 DEC 2018 | 2018 | Ariodante

Stuttgart

22 NOV 2018 | Ariodante

Stuttgart

18 NOV 2018 | Ariodante

Stuttgart

11 NOV 2018 | Huddersfield Choral Society and members of the Youth Choirs | Benjamin Britten: War Requiem

Huddersfield Town Hall | 15:30

10 NOV 2018 | Ripon Choral Society / Britten War Requiem

Ripon Choral Society - Ripon Cathedral

4 NOV 2018 | Bach St John Passion

St Paul’s Chamber Orchestra Minnesota | Johnathan Cohen conductor | Role of Christus

3 NOV 2018 |Bach St John Passion

St Paul’s Chamber Orchestra Minnesota | Johnathan Cohen conductor | Role of Christus

2 NOV 2018 | Bach St John Passion

St Paul’s Chamber Orchestra Minnesota | Johnathan Cohen conductor | Role of Christus

20 OCT 2018 | Instruments of Time and Truth Handel Triumph

Instruments of Time and Truth - Sheldonian Theatre

19 OCT 2018 | Instruments of Time and Truth Handel Triumph

Instruments of Time and Truth - Kings Place

18 OCT 2018 | Vocal Masterclass

Trinity Boys School London

07 Oct 2018 | Instruments of Time and Truth Handel Triumph

Instruments of Time and Truth - Tetbury Music Festival

6 OCT 2018 | Ariodante

Staatstheater Stuttgart Il Re. Christopher Moulds - Conductor

30 SEP 2018 | Ariodante

Staatstheater Stuttgart Il Re. Christopher Moulds - Conductor

15 SEP 2018 | Kristiansund Kirke / Mozart Requiem

Kristiansund Kirke Kunst Kulturfestival - Molde Cathedral

18 AUG 2018 | La Chaise Dieu Festival

France - Conductor: Robert King

17 AUG 2018 | Handel "Israel in Egypt"

The King’s Consort at the Reingau Festival, Germany

13 AUG 2018 | Handel "Samson" | Manoah

Edinburgh Festival Usher Hall - Conductor: John Butt

2 AUG 2018 |  St Endellion Festival | Bach “Ich habe genug”

2 AUG 2018 | St Endellion Festival | Wagner

Theatre piece with Iain Burnside singing Wagner excerpts, called “View from the Villa”

01 Jul 2018 | Stour Music Festival / King Arthur

Stour Music Festival

18 Jun 2018 | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ / Herod / Father

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Hamer Hall

16 Jun 2018 | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ / Herod / Father

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Hamer Hall

15 Jun 2018 | Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ / Herod / Father

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Hamer Hall

27th May |  Halle Händel Festival | Samson | Role of Manoah

Dunedin Consort

21 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra - Teatro Auditorium Manzoni

20 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour (Pavia)

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra

19 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour (Perugia)

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra

17 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra - Rudolfinum Concert Hall

16 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra - Liszt Academy

15 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra - Musikverein, Vienna

13 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra - Philharmonie Luxembourg

12 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra - Koelner Philharmonie

11 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra - Frauenkirche Dresden

09 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra - Audimax

08 May 2018 | Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantatas Tour

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

29 Apr 2018 | NBV Dido & Aeneas (Aeneas)

Nederlandse Bachvereniging - Het Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

28 Apr 2018 | NBV Dido & Aeneas (Aeneas)

Nederlandse Bachvereniging - De Doelen, Rotterdam

25 Apr 2018 | NBV Dido & Aeneas (Aeneas)

Nederlandse Bachvereniging - Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht

14 Apr 2018 | Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society / Spring Concert

Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society - Llandaff Cathedral

08 Apr 2018 | Handel and Haydn Society / The Fairy Queen

Handel and Haydn Society - NEC Jordan Hall, Boston

07 Apr 2018 | Handel and Haydn Society / The Fairy Queen

Handel and Haydn Society - NEC Jordan Hall, Boston

01 Apr 2018 | Dunedin Consort Samson (Krakow)

Dunedin Consort

31 Mar 2018 | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / St Matthew Passion

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - The Anvil, Basingstoke

30 Mar 2018 | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / St Matthew Passion

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Filharmonia Kraków

27 Mar 2018 | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / St Matthew Passion

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

20 Mar 2018 | King / Ariodante

Staatstheater Stuttgart - Staatstheater Stuttgart

21 Mar 2018 | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / St Matthew Passion

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Congress Centrum Neue Weimarhalle

22 Mar 2018 | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / St Matthew Passion

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Konzerthaus Dortmund

24 Mar 2018 | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / St Matthew Passion

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Théâtre des Champs Elysees

26 Mar 2018 | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / St Matthew Passion

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Royal Festival Hall

22nd Dec 2017 | The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge / Bach Christmas Oratorio

21st Dec 2017 | Staatstheater Stuttgart Ariodante (Il Re) Revival

17th Dec 2017 | Staatstheater Stuttgart Ariodante (Il Re) Revival

09th Dec 2017 | Cardiff Polyphonic Choir Messiah

26th NOV 2017 | Bach Cantatas 9, 26 and 167 | Salle Bourgie, Montreal

11th NOV 2017 | Elijah Mendelssohn | Holmfirth Choral Society | Home town!

5th NOV 2017 | Brahms Triumphlied op 55 | Bach Magnificat | Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

4th NOV 2017 | Brahms Triumphlied op 55 | Bach Magnificat | Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

1st NOV 2017 | Bach Lutheran Masses | Dunedin Consort | Grosser Saal. Laeiszhalle. Hamburg. NDR Radio

30th OCT 2017 | Bach Lutheran Masses | Dunedin Consort | Aberdeen University

29th OCT 2017 | Bach Lutheran Masses | Dunedin Consort | Queen's Hall Edinburgh

26th OCT 2017 | Faure Requiem | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | St Paul's Cathedral. London.

25th OCT 2017 |Purcell and Blow recital | York University | Peter Seymour Harpsichord

09 AUG 2017 | The Fairy Queen / Handel and Haydn Society

July 2017 | Verdi Requiem

July 2017 | Bach Cantatas

July 2017 | Verdi Requiem

NEW RELEASE

Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ

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