Matthew Coleridge

Requiem in a Day - covid update

Due to the current uncertainties as to when we'll be able to sing again, I've decided to postpone all my 2020 Requiem workshops. Existing bookings can be transferred to any of my future workshops (see below for dates in 2021 and beyond).

Future workshops

Harrogate - St Wilfrid's 17/4/21
Bristol - All Saints, Clifton 22/5/21
Blackburn Cathedral 10/7/21
Milton Abbey, Dorset 12/8/21
Dorchester Abbey 19/8/21
Romsey Abbey 4/9/21
Exeter Cathedral 25/9/21
Warwick - St Mary's 2/10/21
Newport Cathedral 9/10/21
Pershore Abbey 18/6/22
London rescheduled date TBC
Choral workshops

Requiem in a Day workshops

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in some of the country's most inspiring cathedrals, abbeys and churches. All events are directed by the composer.

St Wilfrid's Harrogate

Harrogate - St Wilfrid's
Apr 17th 2021

Come and sing Requiem in one of Yorkshire's most spectacular churches, the vast Gothic Revival church of St Wilfrid. With organist Anthony Gray.

All Saints Clifton © Chris Guy

Bristol - All Saints, Clifton
May 22nd 2021

[Rescheduled event from May 9th 2020]

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in the excellent acoustics of one of Britain's most striking modernist churches - the spectacular All Saints, Clifton.

Blackburn Cathedral © David Iliff

Blackburn Cathedral
Jul 10th 2021

One of the best places to sing in the North West, Blackburn Cathedral possesses one of the best pipe organs in the country, and a six-second reverb. Come and join in the fun!

Milton Abbey © flickr/johnelamper

Milton Abbey
Aug 12th 2021

New music workshop on Matthew's latest major choral work. There are few better places to be in August than this spectacular Abbey set amongst Dorset's rolling hills.

Dorchester Abbey © Peter Chapman

Dorchester Abbey
Aug 19th 2021

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in the picture postcard village of Dorchester-on-Thames, with an evening performance conducted by the composer. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sunshine!

Romsey Abbey © Jack Pease

Romsey Abbey
Sept 4th 2021

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in the Romsey's spectacular Norman abbey, near Southampton.

Exeter Cathedral © Jack Pease

Exeter Cathedral
Sept 25th 2021

[Rescheduled event from Sept 19th 2020]

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem with over 200 singers in one of Europe's most spectacular Medieval cathedrals.

St Mary's Warwick © flickr/jpguffogg

Warwick - St Mary's
Oct 2nd 2021

Come and sing in one of England's finest parish churches - the Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick. With Oliver Hancock (organ)

Newport Cathedral

Newport Cathedral
Oct 9th 2021

Join Matthew and professional orchestra the St Woolos Sinfonia, for the Welsh premiere of Requiem, in the wonderful Cathderal of St Woolos Newport, South Wales.

Pershore Abbey © J. Hannan-Briggs

Pershore Abbey
June 18th 2022

[Rescheduled event from June 20th 2020]

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in the glorious acoustic of Pershore's superlative Abbey church.

StBarnabas Ealing © Roger Green


Originally scheduled for March 2020; awaiting a rescheduled date


A valuable addition to the 21st century choral repertoire
Sir Neville Marriner

This was no ordinary 'come and sing'! A work of exquisite beauty
Music in Portsmouth review, 2020

You are a true tunesmith - well-crafted and inspiring music!
Dr David Price - Master of the Chorister, Portsmouth Cathedral

Beautiful... I find myself entranced by the openness of this music.
Paul Carr - composer

A glorious piece to sing - a lot of us were in tears by the end of it
Teresa Stubbs - Buckfast Abbey workshop 2019

A singular voice - and that is an exceedingly rare thing!
Michael McGlynn - Anúna

A joy and privilege to sing this most beautiful piece of music under the direction of the composer himself
Heather Harvey - Buckfast Abbey workshop 2019

Thank you for a wonderful day. You were so encouraging and patient. I can't imagine not singing your Requiem again. I absolutely loved the day!
Monica Kent - Louth workshop 2019

We were enthralled by the pure beauty of your Requiem. Parts of it were quite exquisite and we loved the fact that you, the composer, were directing us with such skill and clarity of conducting. Thank you so very much for a phenomenal day
Jeanne Apsland - Buckfast Abbey workshop 2019

Choral works

Matthew's choral works can be downloaded as free PDFs. Please feel free to perform them - and let us know if you do.

And What of Marriage?

...And What of Marriage?

SATB a cappella / text by Kahlil Gibran

Crux Fidelis

Crux Fidelis

SATB a cappella / text by St Venantius Fortunatis

Corpus Christi Carol

Corpus Christi Carol

SATB or AATTBB a cappella / Middle English text

Huron Carol

Huron Carol

SATB or SSAA a cappella / text by Jesse Edgar Middleton

Songs of Farewell

Songs of Farewell

SATB a cappella



SATB a cappella / text by James, John & Robert Wedderburn

Noel: Christmas Eve 1913

Noel: Christmas Eve 1913

SATB a cappella / text by Robert Bridges

Crucifigat Omnes

Crucifigat Omnes

SATB a cappella / text from Carmina Burana

Crucifigat Omnes

And I Saw a New Heaven

Solo Soprano, Solo Cello, SATB & cappella / text from Revelation

Crucifigat Omnes


Solo Soprano, Solo Cello, SATB choir | Organ and/or Strings (optional percussion)


Requiem | full recording - RSVP Voices, Guy Johnston, Steven Farr

Requiem | Introit - RSVP Voices, Guy Johnston, Steven Farr

Requiem | Kyrie - RSVP Voices, Guy Johnston, Steven Farr

Requiem | Offertory - RSVP Voices, Guy Johnston, Steven Farr

Requiem | Pie Jesu - RSVP Voices, Guy Johnston, Steven Farr

Requiem | Rex Tremendae - RSVP Voices, Guy Johnston, Steven Farr

Requiem | Agnus Dei - RSVP Voices, Guy Johnston, Steven Farr

Requiem | Lacrimosa - RSVP Voices, Guy Johnston, Steven Farr

Corpus Christi Carol (excerpt) - RSVP Voices

Balulalow - Kronos Chamber Choir