MATTHEW MINTER


Tenor



Matthew Minter was born in 1972 and was educated at The Windsor Boys' School where he excelled in music. At the age of 15 he became the youngest member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and then at the age of 19 was selected to sing in the World Youth Choir.


On leaving school he continued to study music at Salford University and then at postgraduate level at the Royal Northern College of Music. Whilst in Manchester he often deputized as a Layclerk in the Cathedral Choir and in 1995 he took a full-time Layclerk post at Chester Cathedral, which he relinquished in 1998 in order to fulfill his busy schedule as a soloist and teacher.


Matthew sings regularly with The BBC Singers, with whom he made his debut at the Proms during the 2001 season. He is a principal tenor with the BBC Daily Service Singers and has been critically acclaimed for his solo performances on the Daily Service CD. Matthew's other work with the BBC has taken him to Bethlehem and Jerusalem, as well as various appearances on Songs of Praise and a live solo feature on the Christmas Day morning service in 2000.


Apart from his regular work with the BBC, Matthew travels internationally both as a soloist and consort singer, appearing most recently with Tenebrae in Switzerland and Bermuda. Engagements during the coming season include Stainer's The Crucifixion, Handel's Messiah, Britten's Serenade for Tenor & Horn, and the role of Evangelist in Bach's St.Matthew Passion. During 2004 Matthew has also performed in Monteverdi’s Vespers and in the rarely-performed Caractacus by Elgar.