Matthew Vine 1



Early days: encouraged by pianist father Jim and piano teacher/singer mother Margaret, my piano lessons began at age 5 and I sang in Dad's church choir in Godalming.

1975 became chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, London

1980 Head Chorister; at around this time I sang the treble solos for the BBC Radio production of "Lord of the Rings".

1981 Music Scholar at Cranleigh School

1985 Tenor Saxophonist, The Stroppy Tarts; Pianist for Dance Classes, Guildford School of Acting

1986 Tenor in St George's Cathedral, Perth WA; Nightclub Saxophonist

1986-89 Academical Clerk, Christ Church, Oxford

1989 Music BA 2:1 (Hons)

1990 Lay Clerk, Christ Church/Teacher of Jazz at Abingdon School; Motorcycle Courier

Sept 1990-95 Lay Clerk, Westminster Cathedral

1995- present: Freelance singer, regular member of The Sixteen, Clerks Group, The Kings Consort, Oxford Camerata, Huelgas Ensemble; also Binchois Consort, Cardinalls Musick, Gabrieli Consort and numerous other UK groups. In Europe, with Egidius Kwartett & College and with Klangforum Heidelberg.

Contemporary music performed with London Voices

Film and pop sessions

For a year I taught at Beechwood Park School near Dunstable directing the Chapel Choir.


Motorcycle touring

Travel & travel diary


Playing tenor Saxophone

Stage piano - I have a Roland RD700 if anybody needs to know spec

Church of England (especially overseas with Christ Church, Zanzibar a fantastic visit recently)


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