Matthew Brrok

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Firstly some important news!

MATTHEW BROOK & PETER SEYMOUR
York Early Music Festival: Event 11
Live Streaming on Thursday 15th July 1.00pm
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What a challenging year and a bit this has been! Whilst the world comes to terms with a pandemic, we see vaccines are steadily distributed and find there is a little recovery in the performing arts. It is a slow process, but musical institutions are trying their best to plan and do safe performances for the time being.

I am lucky to have been busy preparing for the summer ahead. Nothing can be certain in these days but rest assured, we are working hard to give our audiences as best an experience as possible. I have new projects and I am delighted to say my next performance will be at the Barbican Centre, London, playing the role of Aeneas in Errolyn Wallen’s Dido’s Ghost. It has the complete Purcell Dido and Aeneas in its core, but either side of it there is another story unfolding, of Anna, Dido’s sister, her story goes into what happened after Dido killed herself. It will be available online and a lucky few will get to see it live too. June 6th is the date. Book your tickets now!

We get to perform the piece three times at the Buxton International Festival too, and, although it has not been announced yet, further performances will happen in the summer. Watch this space!!

The Leeds Lieder Festival has been a fantastic source of inspiration and work for many, and I will be performing with Iain Burnside, Susan Bickley and Victoria Newlyn in our theatrical story around the Wesendonck family and Richard Wagner. I play Otto Wesendonck and I get some fabulous music to sing. Wagner is quite a different world away from my normal repertoire, and it has been a joy to get my teeth into this highly romantic music. June 17th Leeds Town Hall is the date to note for this.

My work with the Dunedin Consort has been a treasure trove of delight. This season they have kept me busy, we have recorded “Ich habe genug”, Bach Cantata 82 and other music for Linn records and this CD will be released in October this year. I have heard the final edit, and it promises to be a delicious disc, with wonderful playing and direction by John Butt and his team.

In celebration of 25 years of music making, the Dunedin Consort perform this music we recorded and other music, in covid safe performances online and possibly with small audiences in July. Venues will be in Edinburgh and London.

I will be performing with Paul McCreesh and his Gabrieli Consort singing Bach, and I will also be singing in York on 15th July for the York Early Music Festival 2021 Encounters week. I perform with a dear friend of many years Peter Seymour. We will sing Handel and Bach. Opera arias and secular cantatas that are brimming with interest and variety.

Maggie Faultless has been a dear colleague over the years and with her group Music for Awhile we will sing a full performance of Dido and Aeneas. Covid safe, as always, in the most beautiful setting of Alton Priors, Wiltshire.

There are plenty of other things to look forward to, but we await official announcements from Festivals and promoters. It is tricky to know how to handle upcoming projects but we hope they will all able to be fulfilled as planned.

Thanks for visiting my website.

Matthew Brook

UPCOMING Performances

Full List of Upcoming Performances

June 6th 2021| Online and live performance.

"Dido's Ghost" by Errolyn Wallen.

London Barbican Centre.

Dunedin Consort and John Butt conducting

 

17th June 2021| Leeds Lieder Festival

Leeds Town Hall

with Iain Burnside, Susan Bickley and Victoria Newlyn

Wagner. A view from the Villa.

 

2nd July 2021| Edinburgh

Dunedin Consort Bach programme

 

3rd July 2021| Wigmore Hall, London

Dunedin Consort

Bach Cantata 82 and Buxtehude, Mein Herz ist bereit.

 

8th July 2021| Bach B Minor Mass

St Barts the Great. London.

Paul McCreesh

 

11th July 2021| Buxton International Festival

Dido's Ghost

John Butt

 

14th July 2021| Buxton International Festival

Dido's Ghost

John Butt

 

15th July 2021| York Early Music Festival Encounters Recital with Peter Seymour

 

17th July 2021| Buxton International Festival

Dido's Ghost

John Butt

 

31st July  2021| Alton Priors

Music for Awhile, Maggie Faultless. Purcell Dido and Aeneas

RECENT Performances

Full List of Recent Performances

15 Feb 2020 | Teatro de la Maestranza / Agrippina (Claudio)

Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla - Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla

13 Feb 2020 | Teatro de la Maestranza / Agrippina (Claudio)

Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla - Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla

11 Feb 2020 | Teatro de la Maestranza / Agrippina (Claudio)

Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla - Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla

13 Nov 2019 | Freiburg Baroque Orchestra / Purcell and Handel Odes

19 Dec 2019 | National Arts Centre Orchestra / Messiah

Ottawa National Arts Centre - National Arts Centre

18 Dec 2019 | National Arts Centre Orchestra / Messiah

Ottawa National Arts Centre - National Arts Centre

13 Dec 2019 | Les Violons du Roy / Handel Messiah

Les Violons du Roy - Maison symphonique de Montréal

12 Dec 2019 | Les Violons du Roy / Handel Messiah

Les Violons du Roy - Le Palais Montcalm

11 Dec 2019 | Les Violons du Roy / Handel Messiah

Les Violons du Roy - Le Palais Montcalm

05 Dec 2019 | The Sixteen / Handel's Messiah

The Sixteen - Westminster Cathedral

1 Dec 2019 | European Christmas

Bach Players | St. John's, Smith Square, Westminster, London

28 Nov 2019 | European Christmas

Bach Players | The Octagon Chapel, Norwich

17 Nov 2019 | Freiburg Baroque Orchestra / Purcell and Handel Odes

Freiburger Barockorchester - Koelner Philharmonie

15 Nov 2019 | Freiburg Baroque Orchestra / Purcell and Handel Odes

Freiburger Barockorchester - Konzerthaus Freiburg

14 Nov 2019 | Freiburg Baroque Orchestra / Purcell and Handel Odes

Freiburger Barockorchester - Berliner Philharmonie

07 Nov 2019 | CBSO / Mendelssohn's Elijah

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

03 NOV 2019 | Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo / CBSO / Mendelssohn's Elijah

Orchestra Philharmonique de Monte Carlo - Auditorium Rainier III

12 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

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

Opera de Oviedo - Opera de Oviedo

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

Opera de Oviedo - Opera de Oviedo

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

Gabrieli Consort

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

Gabrieli Consort - Kloster Eberbach

29 AUG 2019 | Gabrieli Consort / Bach B Minor Mass

Gabrieli Consort - Kloster Eberbach

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

Dunedin Consort - Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

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

Early Music Vancouver - Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria

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

Early Music Vancouver - Chan Centre

06 Aug 2019 | Early Music Vancouver / Song of Songs Settings

Early Music Vancouver - Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver

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

Bach: Matthaus Passion

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