Matthew Coleridge

Music Requiem Workshops
Matthew Coleridge

 Matthew Coleridge is a great force for good in the choral world  - Alexander Armstrong, Classic FM

Matthew is one of the UK's most exciting emerging choral composers, whose music was hailed by the late Sir Neville Marriner as "a valuable addition to 21st century choral repertoire". His "Requiem in a Day" choral workshops - held in some of the country's finest cathedrals and abbeys - attract hundreds of singers, who are often moved to tears whilst performing his "exquisitely beautiful" music.

His new album 'Requiem', recorded by the Choir of Royal Holloway and Southern Sinfonia, was chosen as Classic FM's Album of the Week in March 2023.

Requiem CD

The Choir of Royal Holloway

Directed by Rupert Gough

Southern Sinfonia
Maxim Calver (cello)
Simon Earl & George Nicholls (organ)
Karin Dahlberg (soprano)
Andrew Thompson (baritone)

Recorded at Christchurch Priory, Dorset 18-19th July 2022
Engineered by Adaq Khan
Produced by George Arthur Richford

Available now from Convivium Records

Requiem CD
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.

"Matthew Coleridge is a great force for good in the choral world" - Alexander Armstrong, Classic FM

Selby Abbey

Selby Abbey
April 22nd 2023

Join Selby Abbey Choir and 200 singers to perform Coleridge & Fauré Requiems in Yorkshire

Selby Abbey

Christchurch Priory
June 10th 2023

One of England's finest parish churches plays host to Requiem in a Day

Downside Abbey

Downside Abbey
Come and Sing Choral Evensong
July 8th 2023

Sing in Choral Evensong at Downside Abbey, featuring Matthew's Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis.

Shrewsbury Abbey

Shrewsbury Abbey
September 9th 2023

Come and sing in the historic abbey in one of England's finest medieval towns

Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral
September 23rd 2023

Experience the thrill of singing in one of England's most spectacular cathedrals


September 30th 2023

workshop in the Lake District with Cumbria Festival Chorus

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey
October 7th 2023

Come and sing Requiem in one of England's finest medieval church buildings

Choral works


SATB choir, organ or string orchestra, with optional percussion
soprano and baritone soloists



SATB choir & organ

Stabat Mater


SATB choir & organ



SATB choir a cappella

My Beloved Spake


SATB choir & organ, with baritone soloist

And I Saw A New Heaven


Solo Soprano, Solo Cello, SATB choir & organ pedals

Corpus Christi Carol


SATB a cappella or AATTBB a cappella



SATB a cappella


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 - Kantos Chamber Choir


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 - AnĂșna

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