Matthew Anderson has been praised for the warm tenor voice and polished musicality he brings to the repertoire of oratorio, opera, and musical theater.

Mr. Anderson was the 2nd Prize winner in the 2010 Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition. He has also been a prizewinner in the American Bach Society Vocal Competition and a finalist in the Liederkranz Art Song Competition. He sings regularly as a soloist in Boston's renowned Emmanuel Music Bach Cantata Series and has appeared as a soloist with the Handel and Haydn Society, Carmel Bach Festival, Cantata Singers, Back Bay Chorale, Musicians of the Old Post Road, Williamstown Early Music, Masterworks Chorale, Musica Maris, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

He has appeared recently in Act III of Wagner's Die Meistersinger at Tanglewood, conducted by James Levine; Carousel (as Mr. Snow), A Richard Rogers Celebration, and An Evening of Cole Porter at Boston Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart; Bach's Saint Matthew Passion at the Aldeburgh Festival, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki; Stravinsky's Renard at Tanglewood, directed by Mark Morris; Haydn's Creation with Emmanuel Music; John Harbison's Winter's Tale with Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Britten's Saint Nicolas with the chorus and orchestra of New England Conservatory; Stravinksy's Pulcinella and Britten's Serenade with Discovery Ensemble; and Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, Handel's Israel in Egypt, and Matthew Locke's The Mask of Orpheus at the Carmel Bach Festival.

Mr. Anderson was Virginia Best Adams Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival. In addition, he has trained in the James Collier Apprentice Artist Program at Des Moines Metro Opera, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, and the Cincinnati Opera Resident Ensemble. He also spent two seasons as a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and was a Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow with Emmanuel Music.

Mr. Anderson studied Classics at Harvard University and voice at the New England Conservatory.


Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory | April 6, 2012

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[News Coverage] Minimalist Directness, Mystic Purity

A most uncommon acknowledgment of Good Friday recalling the crucifixion of Jesus Christ occurred at Jordan Hall. It involved the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, a slate of guest soloists, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. Two reenactments of the passion, one allegorical, by David Lang and the other, from Biblical texts, by Arvo Pärt, adopted a similar, now familiar musical language of minimalism. Both passions were fittingly in minor modes commonly associated with all things sorrowful.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer Full review
[Concert Review] At BMOP, new works for a somber event

To mark Good Friday, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project brought together two contemporary Passion settings: David Lang's "The Little Match Girl Passion" and Arvo Pärt's "Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem."

It did not look much like a BMOP concert – only a few instrumentalists were present. But it was an appropriately grave lineup for the darkest day of the Christian calendar.

The Boston Globe Full review
[Concert Review] BMOP marks Good Friday with contrasted "Passions"

People who like the sound of straight-toned voices singing intricate counterpoint at close intervals had a feast at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall on the evening of Good Friday, as the Boston Modern Orchestra Project presented works with "Passion" in the title by David Lang and Arvo Pärt.

Boston Classical Review Full review