Matthew Anderson

Matthew  Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson has been praised for the warm tenor voice and polished musicality he brings to oratorio, opera, and musical theater. An accomplished interpreter of the music of Bach, Mr. Anderson sings regularly as a soloist in Boston’s renowned Emmanuel Music Bach Cantata Series. He appeared at the Aldeburgh Festival as a soloist in the St. Matthew Passion and spent several summers at the Carmel Bach Festival. He has received particular acclaim for his portrayals of the Evangelists in Bach’s Passions, which he has performed throughout the United States. He is a two-time prizewinner in the American Bach Society Competition and winner of the second prize in the Oratorio Society of New York Solo Competition. Recent performances from Mr. Anderson’s varied repertoire include Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Damon) with the Mark Morris Dance Group; Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Boston Baroque; Mozart’s Requiem with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall; Stravinsky’s Renard at Tanglewood and the Mostly Mozart Festival with the Mark Morris Dance Group; Handel’s Messiah with the Masterwork Chorus at Carnegie Hall; John Harbison’s Winter’s Tale with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Haydn’s Creation and Bach’s St. John Passion and Christmas Oratorio (Evangelist) with Emmanuel Music; Britten’s Serenade with Discovery Ensemble; A Little Night Music (Mr. Erlanson) with Emmanuel Music; and Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Orchestra of Indian Hill. Also recognized as a gifted performer of the American songbook, Mr. Anderson recently joined Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for their Bernstein Centennial Tribute at Symphony Hall. In previous seasons, he appeared with the Pops in Carousel (Mr. Snow) and in celebrations of the music of Richard Rodgers and Cole Porter. An alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, Matthew Anderson studied Classics at Harvard and voice at the New England Conservatory. A Kansas native, he lives in Boston with his husband John and daughter Nora.

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