Musical Director: Matthew Quinn
Matthew is 21 and hails from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He recently graduated from the University of Manchester where he read music and aims to pursue musical direction/conducting and vocal performance as a career. Matthew’s passion for conducting started six years ago when he founded his own chamber choir, Lux, based in Belfast, with the intention of providing a platform for passionate young singers in Northern Ireland to explore exciting and challenging repertoire in an extremely close and exposed environment. They have gone on to produce numerous extremely successful concerts across Northern Ireland in venues such as St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast and St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast. He was then selected on his second year of study at the University of Manchester for the prestigious choral and orchestral conducting training programme under the tutelage of Robert Guy and Mark Heron respectively. During this programme Matthew conducted a wide range of ensembles such as the Ad Solem Chamber Choir, Cosmos Choir, University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. He is currently the Musical Director of the Acappella Singers in Wiltshire, the Mydel Choir in Macclesfield, Staffordshire Chamber Orchestra and has musically directed a number of musical theatre productions in a wide range of locations such as Manchester , Belfast and Dublin, working for companies such as the National Stage School of Ireland. Aside from conducting, Matthew is a keen tenor and some recent highlights include tenor soloist in works such as Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass with the University of Manchester Chorus, Handel’s Messiah with Leek Choral Society, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass with St Peter’s Cathedral Choir.