Matthew Coleridge grew up in Cheltenham, where his love of choral music was ignited as a chorister in a local church choir.
Encouraged to compose from an early age, his first choral work was performed when he was eight. He began his career as a music arranger, before a move to Dorset drew him back to choral composing. His first major choral work – Requiem – was hailed by the late Sir Neville Marriner as “a valuable addition to 21st century choral repertoire”, and has been widely performed across the UK, as well as in Sweden, Germany and the US.
He has written music for several choirs and ensembles, including Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, The Queen’s Six, Papagena and Christchurch Priory Choir. Matthew is increasingly in demand as a choral workshop leader, with his ‘Requiem in a Day’ workshop tours visiting many of the UK’s cathedrals and abbeys each year.
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