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A selection of Matthew Venner’s recordings are listed below. 

THE EVENING STAR (Alex Roth)​

Taken from Roth’s Oratorio ‘A Time To Dance’, this is part of the 4th Movement – Autumn Evening – sung over a trio of baroque trumpets. Words by William Blake. Recorded with Ex Cathedra and Jeffery Skidmore.

LULLAY LULLAY: ALS I LAY ON YOOLIS NIGHT (Anon 14th Century)

A 14th Century carol with a haunting melody, sung with medieval english pronunciation. Recorded with The Gabrieli Consort.

O AUTUMN (Alex Roth)

“O Autumn” from A Time to Dance by Alec Roth
From “A Time to Dance & other choral works”
Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)
Hyperion Records, 2016 (CDA68144)

NE QUE ON PORROIT (Machaut)

Machaut was the foremost poet and composer of his time. The Orlando Consort are currently undertaking the task of recording his complete secular songs with Hyperion Records.

Read Reviews

Matthew Venner is in demand with many leading baroque and early music ensembles, as a soloist and consort singer.

“Two outstanding soloists in particular raised the level of performance – countertenor Matthew Venner and tenor Samuel Boden. Venner, trained in the English choral tradition by being both a former chorister and choral scholar, possesses a crystal-clear countertenor voice very much in the English style of James Bowman and Robin Blaze, and his numerous solo opportunities reached their climax in an emotionally draining rendition of Alto I’s bitter aria “Erbarme dich” (“Have mercy, Lord, on me”), which best emphasised Venner’s remarkable vocal control.” www.bachtrack.com
“The Altus Matthew Venner sings with an elegant, light and fresh tone and has lush lyrical qualities.” Magazin.Klassik.com (Germany)

“His other-worldly quality transports you into a miraculous atmosphere.”
“The wonderful countertenor, Matthew Venner.”
BBC Music Magazine podcast
Oliver Condy and Rebecca Franks.

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