Matthew is 16 years old and lives in Llangennech. He is a pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Gwŷr, and he joined LARS in July of 2019. He had a very steep learning curve – two weeks later he was performing in one of LARS’ flagship events, the prestigious annual concert in Margam Orangery in front of invited guests and civic dignitaries!
From that event on, during his first year with LARS, Matthew has been proud to represent LARS when performing at Theatr y Ffwrnes, Llanelli in LARS’ parent organisation, Loud Applause Productions’ Night With the Stars Gala Concert. He then took part in the LARS Special Christmas Celebration at Stradey Castle. He’s also taken part in numerous competitions.
Matthew is a chorister with Only Boys Aloud (OBA), Côr Adran Llwyth y Llan and Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr
Choirs. He is a former chorister of Côr Ysgol Llangennech and Only Kids Aloud. Matthew has also
competed at local Eisteddfodau and the Urdd National Eisteddfod. Earlier this year, he was accepted into the Only Boys Aloud Academi and also the National Youth Choir of Wales.
Some of Matthew’s highlights include the Ypres and Somme tour with OBA to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele and Hedd Wyn. Matthew was a member of
the highly successful Cor Ysgol Llangennech when they won the BBC Songs of Praise ‘School Choir
of the Year’ in 2015 and later that year appeared with them in the Royal Albert Hall. In 2016 Llwyth Y Llan were winners at the North Wales Choral Festival, double winners at the National Urdd Eisteddfod in 2015 and runners up in 2016 and 2017.
Matthew has achieved Grade 3 Piano and is working towards Euphonium Grade 5 and is focused
on achieving his singing grades.
The Genre(s) that Matthew likes to sing:
- Varied light repertoire