For Bach's Saint Matthew Passion with the Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festival:

The aria soloists were uniformly quite good, but special mention must be made of tenor Anderson, whose arias revealed a voice of exceptional dramatic flair and excellent tone.

--The Cleveland Plain Dealer



For Bach's Saint John Passion with Music Worcester:

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.

--The Worcester Telegram



For Bach's Saint John Passion with Emmanuel Music:

"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



For Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Emmanuel Music:

Matthew Anderson as the Evangelist was a reassuring presence, singing with firm tone and reacting to every word.

--The Boston Globe



For Bach's Saint Matthew Passion with Masterworks Chorale

As Evangelist, tenor Matthew Anderson has a clear, expressive tone that remains remarkable in his upper register while maintaining a resonant middle range. The expression he wrenched out of the spare recit telling of Peter weeping after the cock’s crow still sends chills. Lines were delicately shaped and molded in service of the story, creating a sensible cohesion to the narrative.

--The Boston Musical Intelligencer



For Haydn's Creation with Emmanuel Music:

Tenor Matthew Anderson was an inspired Uriel, his firm, appealing voice flooding cavernous Emmanuel Church. His great aria about the creation of man, "Mit Würd' und Hoheit angetan" ("In native worth with honor clad"), was one of the keystones of this performance.

--The Boston Phoenix



For Handel's Messiah with Handel Choir of Baltimore

Tenor Matthew Anderson used his beautifully rounded, supple voice to make each phrase speak eloquently.


--The Baltimore Sun



For Rorem's The Auden Poems with the Horszowksi Trio

Anderson sang with a full, well regulated voice. . . His diction was as exceptional as the job he did navigating the huge range spaced over extremely abstract lines in the seven songs.

--The Daily Gazette



For Britten's Saint Nicolas with Masterworks Chorale:

Matthew Anderson had a clear, pure tone and impeccable diction, and a commanding dramatic presence as Nicholas.

--The Boston Music Intelligencer