Matthew Brrok

WELCOME!

Welcome to my website.

It’s time for an update of what I’ve been getting up to and what is ahead of me this season.

Something to look out for at the end of the month is the release of my latest recording with Linn Records and my Grammy nominated and multi Gramophone awarded colleagues in the Dunedin Consort, John Butt and Philip Hobbs.  Handel’s Samson is our biggest project so far in our series of recordings over the years, that have included all of Bach’s major vocal works and some of Handel’s oratorios.  I’m singing the role of Manoah, Samson’s father.  Manoah gets some fabulous music to sing and there are some truly outstanding contributions from my colleagues on the disc, so feel free to purchase online or at your friendly local cd sales shop.

My recent recording of Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ with Sir Andrew Davies and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on the Chandos label is an obvious Christmas stocking item, you are allowed to shout “Boo” at my unhinged character Herod on the first cd, then say “Ahh!” at the friendly Ishmaelite father of the family section on the second cd!  I get some nice tunes to sing on both cds!

I have enjoyed developing working relationships with friends old and new, Harry Bicket, Harry Christophers, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla (CBSO, and Orchestra National de France), Bernard Labadie (Orchestra of St Luke’s, Les Violons du Roy in New York’s Carnegie Hall), Liz Kenny, Peter Seymour, John Nelson and Kristian Bezuidenhout. The Nederlandse Bachvereniging have released more of their fabulous AllofBach series, and I am featuring in quite a few of this year’s new releases. They are beautifully filmed, carefully prepared and recorded, and are free to watch on their website, so please, have a look and enjoy our offerings.

I have a very busy opera Season ahead, having just got back from Oviedo Opera singing the role of Argante in Rinaldo, I have Claudio from Agrippina with the wonderful Ann Hallenberg in Seville next February to look forward to, and another Ariodante, singing the role of Il Re with Boston Baroque along side the mesmerising Paula Murrihy, then finish the season with a concert performance of Orlando at the York Early Music festival with the stunning Carolyn Sampson.  Lucky man!

Later this autumn I will be singing Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazuki Yamada, and will tour Germany with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Kristian Bezuidenhout, singing Purcell and Handel. I will also be singing with my dear friends the Bach Players in Norwich and London’s St John’s Smith Square at advent time.  After my Messiah in Westminster Cathedral with Harry Christophers and the Sixteen in December, I finish the Christmas season in snowy Canada with Bernard Labadie and two orchestras, Les Violons du Roy in Quebec City and Montreal and the Canada National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.

The Spring season will include Beethoven in the Carnegie Hall, Bach in Boston Symphony Hall, Mendelssohn in Leeds and Florida, Handel in Hannover, Elgar in York, and many other things, so please try and come along and support these great ventures that all these organisations put on for your delight!

Matthew Brook

October 2019

UPCOMING Performances

Full List of Upcoming Performances

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

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo - Auditorium Rainier III

07 Nov 2019 | CBSO / Mendelssohn's Elijah

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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

Freiburger Barockorchester - Liederhalle Stuttgart

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

Freiburger Barockorchester - Berliner Philharmonie

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

Freiburger Barockorchester - Konzerthaus Freiburg

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

Freiburger Barockorchester - Koelner Philharmonie

05 Dec 2019 | The Sixteen / Handel's Messiah

The Sixteen - Westminster Cathedral

11 Dec 2019 | Les Violons du Roy / Handel Messiah

Les Violons du Roy - Le Palais Montcalm

12 Dec 2019 | Les Violons du Roy / Handel Messiah

Les Violons du Roy - Le Palais Montcalm

13 Dec 2019 | Les Violons du Roy / Handel Messiah

Les Violons du Roy - Maison symphonique de Montréal

18 Dec 2019 | National Arts Centre Orchestra / Messiah

Ottawa National Arts Centre - National Arts Centre

19 Dec 2019 | National Arts Centre Orchestra / Messiah

Ottawa National Arts Centre - National Arts Centre

11 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

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

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

05 Mar 2020 | Orchestra of St Luke's / Beethoven Mass in C Major and Choral Fantasy

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Carnegie Hall

21 Mar 2020 | Leeds Festival Chorus / Royal Northern Sinfonia / Mendelssohn's Elijah

Leeds International Concert Season - Leeds Town Hall

03 Apr 2020 | Handel and Haydn Society / Bach St Matthew Passion (Christus)

Handel and Haydn Society - Boston Symphony Hall

05 Apr 2020 | Handel and Haydn Society / Bach St Matthew Passion (Christus)

Handel and Haydn Society - Boston Symphony Hall

RECENT Performances

Full List of Recent Performances

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

Berlioz - L'Enfance du Christ

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