About Matthew Oglesby
is an emerging young composer with a string of impressive credentials including BBC radio broadcasts to his name, going back over 10 years to his time as a student at Leeds University. Born in Blackburn, Matthew spent his childhood as a chorister in the cathedral of that town, under the direction of Gordon Stewart and Richard Tanner, before moving to Leeds, where he is now a leading light in amateur music circles, frequently starring in productions by the Leeds G&S Society and singing with both St Peter's Singers and Leeds Guild of Singers.
An earlier collaboration with Hannah Stone, Picking fruit on the Feast of Transfiguration, received its first performance in 2015 and was performed again to considerable acclaim at St Peter's Singers' recent recital in Leeds Minster.
Matthew is a member of St Peter's Singers