We are very proud to have Matthew Best as our Music Director.
Matthew has been involved with singing and singers – at choir and solo level, amateur and professional – throughout his adult life, and has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as both singer and conductor. He was a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge and also sang for a year with the Monteverdi Choir; these two experiences strongly influenced his approach to choir training, and his subsequent 35-year experience as a solo singer, primarily in opera, has added significantly to this mix. He is perhaps best known in choral circles for directing Corydon Singers, and later Corydon Orchestra, over a period of 28 years. As a singer he was awarded the Decca-Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1981 and has sung a very wide range of repertoire from Bach, Mozart, Verdi and Wagner to a number of world premieres, and he is also a Principal Study singing teacher at the Royal Northern College of Music.
More information about Matthew can be found by downloading his bio here.