03.29.15Saint John Passion Reviews

Matthew has received positive reviews for his performances this spring as the Evangelist in Bach's Saint John Passion with the Worcester Chorus and Emmanuel Music.

"Matthew Anderson, in the role of the Evangelist, narrated the Passion story through recitatives which were performed with the greatest sensitivity; his tonal and dynamic colorations conveyed the words in compelling fashion. The part of the Evangelist is enormous, and Mr. Anderson performed it with great skill and ease."

--Worcester Telegram and Gazette

"Tenor Matthew Anderson...pointed the narrative with intelligence and feeling, and he made a strong contrast with bass Dana Whiteside’s heavy, sorrowful Jesus. Their rapid-fire exchanges put the personal into this “Passion" and offset the gentle chorales."

--Boston Globe

"Tenor Matthew Anderson brought a clear, ringing voice to the role of the Evangelist that engendered sympathy for Christ’s demise. But he was also capable of bringing solid declamation to the part’s punishing high range."

--Boston Classical Review

08.24.12Harbison Winter's Tale recording released

BMOP Sound has released the first complete recording of John Harbison's opera Winter's Tale, in which Matthew sings the role of Florizel. The revised version of the opera, based on the Shakespeare play, was given its first concert performance in Boston's Jordan Hall in 2009 with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, with Gil Rose conducting.

08.15.12Tanglewood Carousel recording released

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has launched From the Audio Archives 1937-2009, a selection of 75 live recordings from throughout Tanglewood's history.

The selection from the 2007 festival is a performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. Matthew plays the role of Mr. Snow in this concert in the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood.

In the new program notes for the release, Richard Dyer writes, "Tenor Matthew Anderson sings so beautifully that he makes the insufferable Mr. Snow tolerable."

11.07.11Carnegie Hall Debut

Matthew made his debut at Carnegie Hall in a performance of Handel's Messiah on December 23, 2011. He joined the Masterwork Chorus, conducted by Andrew Megill, and soprano Katharine Dain, mezzo soprano Abigail Nims, and bass-baritone Mark Moliterno in a full performance of the oratorio.

07.22.11Carmel Bach Festival 2011

Matthew returns to the Carmel Bach Festival as a festival soloist in two performances of Bach's Saint John Passion. The festival's new music director Paul Goodwin conducts.

July 22 and 29, 2011
Sunset Center
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

04.11.10Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition

Matthew was awarded the prize for 2nd Place and the prize for excellence in 18th century stylistic interpretation at the finals concert for the Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition. The concert took place in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 10th.

Matthew sends his thanks to all who were there in person and in spirit!

03.28.10Matthew named a finalist in the Oratorio Society of New York Competition

Matthew has been named one of 8 finalists in the 35th Lyndon Woodside Competition of the Oratorio Society of New York. The final round is a concert open to the public.

April 10
Weill Recital Hall
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

02.18.10Matthew named a 2010 Adams Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival

Matthew has been selected as one of four participants for the 2010 Adams Master Classes at the Carmel Bach Festival in Carmel, CA.

During the month of July, Matthew will participate in a series of public master classes with soloists from the festival, culminating in a showcase performance at the end of the festival.

06.29.09Pops by the Sea

Matthew will join soprano Kristen Watson, conductor Keith Lockhart, and the Boston Pops orchestra for a concert on August 2nd in Hyannis, MA. More information on the Schedule page.

04.09.09Matthew will perform at the Aldeburgh Festival in England

Matthew will take part in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, England. He will appear in masterclasses with countertenor Michael Chance and in a performance on June 28th of Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, the final concert of the Aldeburgh Festival, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki .

01.18.09Matthew is a Finalist in the Liederkranz Art Song Competition

Matthew was chosen as a finalist in the Liederkranz Foundation's 2009 Art Song Competition. He participated in the finals concert on January 17th in New York City. The judges for the competition were Hugh Murphy, Chloe Owen, and Marni Nixon.

12.18.08Matthew granted 2009 Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship

Matthew will attend the Tanglewood Music Center as a Vocal Fellow for the Summer 2009 season.

More information to follow soon!

09.01.08Matthew named Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow with Emmanuel Music

Matthew has been granted a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellowship for the 2008-2009 season with Boston's Emmanuel Music. The fellowship, named for the celebrated mezzo soprano who began her singing career with Emmanuel Music, is awarded to three performers each season. Fellows are given special performance opportunities throughout the season on the concert and Bach cantata series.

Matthew was featured in a performance of Bach's solo Cantata 55, "Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht" on October 19th in Emmanuel Music's Bach Cantata Series. He will also teach a master class at the Boston Arts Academy as part of Emmanuel's Community Connections program.

05.16.08Matthew performs in James Collier Apprentice Program at Des Moines Metro Opera

Matthew has been selected as a James Collier Apprentice for the 2008 season of the Des Moines Metro Opera. As an apprentice, he will perform scenes from:

Stravinsky--The Rake's Progress
Monteverdi--L'incoronazione di Poppea
Mozart--The Marriage of Figaro
Gilbert and Sullivan--H.M.S. Pinafore

05.11.08Matthew wins 2nd place prize at American Bach Society Competition

Matthew Anderson was chosen as one of two prizewinners at the 2008 American Bach Society Young American Singer Competition.

The competition took place on May 11, 2008 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Ten finalists were chosen by recording to attend the finals, and each finalist presented two Bach arias of their choosing.