Matthew Thomas Morgan - Tenor

Matthew Thomas Morgan - Tenor

Matthew Thomas Morgan was born in Bexley. His interest in vocal study began at Eltham College under the tutorship of Timothy Penrose. At the University of Durham, Matthew graduated with a BA (1st class) in Music and more recently from the Royal Academy of Music with an MA, DipRAM and LRAM qualifications. Whilst at the Academy he studied with Neil Mackie and Audrey Hyland. Matthew is now studying at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) where he is studying with Iain Paton.

Matthew has sung tenor solo roles with numerous choirs. He has a wide repertoire and is noted for his performances of English Song. He was also a choral scholar at both Durham and Portsmouth Cathedrals.

At the Academy Matthew was in regular demand, most recently in the Bach Cantata Series and as a soloist for the opening concert of the new 400+ series. He has enjoyed success playing the roles of Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Eumete (Il ritorno d’Ulisse), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Idamante (Idomeneo) as well as chorus work including in a Royal Academy Opera production of Die Zauberflöte. He worked on the UK premier of Maometto II – Rossini with Garsington Opera during June and July 2013, and will be playing Eumete in Il ritorno d’Ulisse, in his first production at RCS.

Matthew has wide ranging musical interests and was Director of Music at St. Mary’s College, Durham University between 2009 and 2011, where amongst other projects they released a C.D. recording entitled Ave Maria. He was also chorus-master for a performance of Tippett - A Child of our Time and Vaughan Williams – Five Mystical Songs, with a combined choir from across the university. He also was one of the founding members of the Durham University Palatinate Orchestra.

Matthew continues to enjoy working with the Caritas Ensemble in Durham who specialise in music for voice and chamber ensemble whilst raising money for various charitable causes.