Matthew Rudd has been Musical Director of Ely Consort since 2002 and over the last sixteen years has helped to establish the choir’s reputation as one of the premier chamber choirs in East Anglia. He has conducted the choir in a very wide range of repertoire from the Renaissance period to the present day; major performances have included Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Mass in Time of War, Brahms’ German Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Matthew has also conducted first performances of works commissioned by Ely Consort, including an anthem written by Will Todd for the choir’s twenty-fifth anniversary evensong in Ely Cathedral. Matthew read music at Oxford University, where he sang in the Oxford Bach Choir and the choirs of Exeter College and The Queen’s College. He is now Director of Music at the Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge, where he oversees an extensive concert programme performed by the five choirs and two orchestras which rehearse at the school each week. In addition to conducting concerts in the finest venues in and around Cambridge and Ely, Matthew has led school and Consort music tours to Australia, Belgium, France, Germany and Poland. The latter where we have recently returned from a highly successful concert tour to Gdansk from July 19-24th.