Matthew O'Sullivan (No. 1304)Matthew O’Sullivan brings a rich sound and refined organ performance to 11th & Grant.
Matthew O’Sullivan brings a rich, dynamic sound and refined organ performance to the stage of 11th & Grant. He showcases his diverse repertoire dating from the 15th century to today. Matthew is a Bozeman-based organist who currently serves as head organist of Hope Lutheran church. He is active as a recitalist, and has recently made guest appearances with the MSU Chorale. Before moving to Bozeman in 2015, he was based in the UK, where he began his musical education as a boy chorister, before winning an organ scholarship to Christ’s College, Cambridge. While gaining his degree in Music at Cambridge, he accompanied and directed the college choir in services, a live BBC broadcast, two commercial CD recordings and several foreign tours. From 2002-2012 he was Director of Music at the church of St John the Divine in Richmond, near London. As well as playing the organ and directing the St John’s choir in regular services, he founded and directed the Music at St John’s concert series, which mounted over twenty concerts. Works he has conducted in this capacity include Bach’s Mass in B minor, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri. Matthew is also active as a composer for choir and organ, and received the Air France Prize in the first international composition competition for cathedral choirs in Amiens, France. He also enjoys the opportunity to sing, and can be found regularly performing in the bass section of the Bozeman Symphony chorus.
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