Here is a printable one-page resume.

Upcoming Performances:

  • Simply Magnificat: 4 settings of the Magnificat by Bach, Telemann, Buxtehude, and Fasch, Washington Bach Consort, National Presbyterian Church, April 24, 2016

Past Performance Highlights:

  • Bach: Cantatas 80 and 147 - The National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • G.F. Handel: Messiah - The National Philharmonic Orchestra
    “Tenor Matthew Loyal Smith sang with vibrancy, every sustained note open and supported.”
    - Washington Post, Dec 2015
  • Music from Italy including Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi - National Gallery of Art:
    “Tenor Matthew Loyal Smith brought a pure, focused sound, along with agile embellishments, to the role of Tancred.”
    - Washington Post, Jan 2015
  • Bach: St. John Passion - Washington National Cathedral
  • Bach: St. John Passion - The National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bach: Mass in B Minor - Washington Bach Consort
  • G.F. Handel: Messiah - The National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • G.F. Handel: Hospital Foundling Anthem - Gloria Musicae - Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, FL
  • French music in honor of Degas and Cassatt exhibition - National Gallery of Art:

    “The best solo contributions came from ... tenor Matthew Smith, the heroic-voiced returning son in excerpts from Debussy's cantata 'L'enfant prodigue.'”
    - Washington Post, June 2014
  • Mozart: Grand Mass in C Minor - The City Choir of Washington
  • Bach: Mass in B Minor - The National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • C.P.E Bach: Magnificat - Washington Bach Consort:

    “Matthew Loyal Smith's refined tenor voice ... added depth to this full-blooded reading of a work that deserves to be much more widely heard.”
    - Washington Post, May 2014

  • Hamer: Lost Childhood: a Concert Opera - The National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Bach Cantata 140 - The National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Part Songs, Airs, and selections from Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience - National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Nicholas White The Raven - April 13, Concord, NH
  • Britten Choral Dances from Gloriana and Art Songs by Britten and Vaughan Williams - April 20, Featured guest of the National Philharmonic Singers, Rockville, MD

  • Chilcott Requiem and Beethoven Mass in C - Choralis - at National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC
  • Rimsky-Korsakov Mozart and Salieri, at National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Mozart Requiem - Temple University Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Messiah, G.F. Handel - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Rockville, MD
  • Nicholas White The Raven World Premiere Performance - Dumbarton Concert Series, Washington, DC
  • Messiah, G.F. Handel - The National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • St. Matthew Passion, J.S. Bach - Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC - Washington Post Review
  • Mass in B Minor, J.S. Bach - City Choir of Washington - St Paul's Lutheran Church, Washington, DC - Washington Post Review
  • Vespers 1610, Claudio Monteverdi- Artek and the National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble, Performances in New York City and Washington, DC :

    “...tenor Matthew Smith ... gave a clear, vibrant rendition of ‘Nigra sum’ and was seconded ably by tenor Philip Anderson in ‘Duo seraphim.’”
    - Washington Post, Jan 2010

    “...Matthew Smith and Philip Anderson doing good work in the extended and challenging tenor parts.”
    - New York Times, Jan 2010

    “Singers weren't the dutiful conservatory grads often heard in Europe's early-music festivals, but more seasoned singers who clearly had something personal to bring to the music - and did, particularly tenor Matthew Smith.”
    - Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan 2010
  • Vespers 1610, Claudio Monteverdi - Duke University Chapel
  • Cantata BWV 130, J.S. Bach - Washington Bach Consort, part of the AGO convention, St. Paul's Lutheran Church
  • Solo Recital: Songs of Finzi and Britten with Alice Mikolajewski, Piano - George Washington Masonic Memorial, Alexandria, VA
  • Cathedral Lenten Series - Washington National Cathedral, Lent 2010 - Soloist in Bach's St. Mark Passion, Leighton's Crucifixion, and Scarlatti's Stabat Mater

  • Vespers, Sergei Rachmaninoff - National Philharmonic, Strathmore Hall, Rockville, MD - Washington Post Review
  • Vespers, Sergei Rachmaninoff - Washington Chorus, St. Peter and Paul's Orthodox Church, Potomac, MD
  • St. John Passion, J. S. Bach - Washington National Cathedral Choir, Washington, DC

  • Carmel Bach Festival - Adams Vocal Master Class Fellow - Performed twice weekly Master Classes and a Showcase Recital at the Sunset Center with selections from various Bach Cantatas
  • What's Opera Bach! - Washington Bach Consort - Harman Center for the Arts, Washington, DC
  • Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert & Sullivan - role of Frederic, Washington Savoyards, 16 performances at Atlas Theater in Washington, DC
  • Love's Comedy - by Kim Sherman, role of Lind, George Mason University, VA

  • Magnificat - J.S. Bach - Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC
  • Serenade to Music - Ralph Vaughan Williams - Cathedral Choral Society, Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC
  • Cantata BWV 23 - J.S. Bach - Washington Bach Consort, Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC
  • Various Opera Scenes - Washington Concert Opera, The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC