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Matthew Spinner a cappella music

Biography

Matthew Spinner

Matthew has been singing since an early age, performing with church and school choirs, including his first taste of large-scale performance in London's Albert Hall aged nine.

Joining a fourteen-voice a cappella ensemble at university marked the start of him taking singing seriously and learning the art of close-harmony performance.

Moving to London to start his IT career, he was keen to continue singing and so became a founder member of the Cavendish Singers, an international prize-winning chamber choir that led to opportunities for solo performances in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall, together with international tours across Europe.

2008 was a busy year, as his desire to rediscover single-voice part singing led Matthew to form Scantinati, an eight-member vocal ensemble for tackling challenging unaccompanied music. Soon after he got his first moment of fame as the singer on the John Lewis 2008 Christmas TV advert, making history as the first use of a Beatles song for a UK advert.

A lack of suitable a cappella repertoire to meet some specific commissions brought the chance to create some of his own arrangements, which have been received with great acclaim by performers and audience alike. His works have been performed all over the UK, from Kent to Aberdeen, and by making them available on Musicaneo he hopes others can enjoy them.