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Management & Booking

 

Email: mcdean@uchicago.edu  |  Phone: 773-262-4558

© 2017 by R.Sheehan Artists

A tenor “setting the tone” (Pittsburgh Music Alliance) with “affecting line” (Boston Classical Review), Matthew Dean anchors Midwest vocal chamber projects and performs nationally as an oratorio soloist. He has served as artist in residence at Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel since 2005, where the Tribune’s John von Rhein has praised his “firm vocalism and beautiful timbre." Dean draws on his academic background in medieval art in developing programs with the Schola Antiqua, The Newberry Consort, and The Rose Ensemble. He originated the tenor roles in James Kallembach’s St. John Passion and Sven-David Sandström's Magnificat, and his voice can be found on recordings for Naxos, Discantus, and Permelia Records.

A founding member of Golosá Russian Choir, Matt has chased folksongs and friends around southern Siberia, and performed folktunes with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and at the Ravinia Festival. He is also featured on folk wind instruments, especially his Irish whistle by Chris Abell, in local services and concerts. An arts management leader, he heads the Sounds of Faith initiative for Harran Productions Foundation and co-directs The Rookery men's choir.

"Stellar."  - Chicago Tribune

Matthew Dean, tenor

Booking

February 18: soloist in Schnittke Requiem and Part "Sarah" at Rockefeller Chapel | Chicago, IL

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Performance Calendar

mcdean@uchicago.edu
773.834.84.28

September 26: Reformation reflections with Schola Antiqua | Chicago, IL

schola-antiqua.org

September 9: King Solomon's Singers | St. Josaphat Parish, Chicago, IL

https://www.king-solomons-singers.org/

August 26: Summer VI with The Rookery | Oak Park, IL

rookerychoir.org

August 12: His Majesty's Men | St. John Cantius, Chicago IL

http://vocalmosaic.bpt.me/

April 2: folksong gala with Golosa Russian Choir | Oak Park, IL

golosa.org

March 26: re-opening Arms & Armor gallery at Art Institute with Schola Antiqua | Chicago, IL

schola-antiqua.org

February 12: love songs with Bella Voce Camerata | Silver Lake, WI

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February 10: love songs with Bella Voce Camerata | Barrington, IL

bellavoce.org

January 8: music for Thomas Becket with Schola Antiqua at the Barn | Grayslake, IL

schola-antiqua.org

FALL & WINTER 2016

Press

October 23: with Schola Antiqua at The Cloisters Museum [NYC]

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"Dean's firm vocalism, beautiful timbre and close attention to word meanings made the tenor's "Benedictus" a stirring declaration of belief."
- John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

SUMMER 2016

August 26-28: The Rookery 5th anniversary summer concerts | Chicagoland

www.rookerychoir.org

August 13: with His Majestie's Clerkes | Richard Childress, dir.

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SPRING 2016

May 14: with Schola Antiqua | St. John Cantius | Chicago

www.schola-antiqua.org

April 30: James Kallembach's Passion concert & CD release | Rockefeller Chapel

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April 24: with Rose Ensemble | Augsburg College | [MN]

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April 21: with Rose Ensemble | Rockefeller Chapel

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April 19: with Rose Ensemble  | Virginia Tech | [VA]

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April 17: soloist in Michael Haydn Requiem, Elgin Master Chorale

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March 20: as Evangelist, Bach St. John Passion | Rockefeller Chapel

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March 13: with The Rookery | St. Clement Parish | Chicago

www.rookerychoir.org

March 6: soloist with Bella Voce Camerata | Evanston

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March 5: soloist with Bella Voce Camerata | St. Clement Parish | Chicago

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February 27: Music in the Time of Shakespeare | Rockefeller Chapel

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February 20-21: Shakespeare A Cappella | Oak Park & Naperville

www.chicagoacappella.org

February 13-14: Shakespeare A Cappella | Evanston & Rockefeller Chapel

www.chicagoacappella.org

"Tenor Matthew Dean delivered a stirring performance of the [Bernstein Hashkiveinu] solo."
- Chicago Classical Review

"Tenor Matthew Dean sang an affecting line, which Douglas and Kammen echoed and embellished with their strings."
- Boston Classical Review

"Matthew Dean is an ideal Evangelist, with a light high effortless voice"

- Herbert Burtis

"Matthew Dean sang beautifully, providing a robust low end and tastefully restrained vibrato as a firm foundation for the trio."
- Mark Nowakowski

"his soli rang through with clarity and soul"

- Chicago Classical Music

See & Hear

Hashkiveinu - Bernstein excerpts | 2015
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Frohe Hirten - Bach coloratura excerpt | 2016
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Rachel - Schutz Evangelist excerpt | 2014
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Tuba Mirum - Mozart Requiem excerpt | 2013
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Mit Wurd und Hoheit - Haydn's Creation | 2012
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Agnus Dei from the Misa Criolla
Rockefeller Chapel

As Producer / Engineer

May 20: Monteverdi 450 with Bella Voce | Evanston, IL

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May 7: Bach Week Festival Finale | Chicago, IL

bachweek.org

April 29: soloist in Rachmaninoff Vespers with Heritage Chorale | Oak Park, IL

heritagechorale.com

April 18: at the Art Institute with The Newberry Consort | Chicago, IL

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April 9: Evangelist in Schutz Matthew Passion at Rockefeller Chapel | Chicago, IL

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December 16-17: Holiday Delights with Bella Voce | Lisle and Evanston, IL

www.bellavoce.org

December 9-10: Sing We Joyous with The Rookery | Oak Park, IL

https://www.firstunitedoakpark.com

December 3: tenor soloist in Messiah at Rockefeller Chapel | Chicago, IL

rockefeller.uchicago.edu

November 25-26: with the Rose Ensemble | Hudson, WI and St. Paul, MN

www.roseensemble.org

November 18-19: Handel's Messiah with Bella Voce | Chicago, IL

www.bellavoce.org

November 12: Bach Magnificat soloist with Elgin Master Chorale | Elgin, IL

http://tickets.elgin.edu/bachs-magnificat-in-elgin-on-111217/

November 3-5: soloist in Sacred Love (Sephardic) with The Newberry Consort | Chicago, IL

newberryconsort.org

October 29: Rookerween with The Rookery | Oak Park, IL

rookerychoir.org.  - at The Magic Tree Bookstore, 1 PM

October 28: Bach Cantata soloist with Bella Voce | Evanston, IL

www.bellavoce.org

October 21-22: soloist in Monteverdi Vespers with Bella Voce | Chicago, IL

http://www.bellavoce.org

December 14-16 (2018): A Mexican Christmas with The Newberry Consort | Chicago, IL

newberryconsort.org

December 2 (2018): tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah, Rockefeller Chapel | Chicago, IL

rockefeller.uchicago.edu

November 3-4 (2018): Bach B Minor Mass | Chicago and Evanston, IL

bellavoce.org

October 20 and 21 (2018): La Rue 500th with Schola Antiqua | Chicago and La Grange, IL

schola-antiqua.org

September 22-23 (2018): The Three Marys with The Rookery | Chicago, IL

https://www.king-solomons-singers.org

January 21 (2018): The Play of Daniel with Boston Camerata | Chicago, IL

rockefeller.uchicago.edu

February 12 (2018): Shakespeare with The Oriana Singers | Oak Park, IL

oriana.org

March 9 and 11 (2018): Medieval Jerusalem with Schola Antiqua | Chicago, IL

www.schola-antiqua.org

March 16 (2018): little match girl passion with Quince at Albion College | Albion, MI

http://www.quince-ensemble.com/events

March 29 (2018): Membra Jesu Nostri soloist with Rockefeller and Haymarket | Chicago, IL

rockefeller.uchicago.edu

April 14-15 (2018): Lassus and Troubadours with Schola Antiqua | Chicago, IL

www.schola-antiqua.org

July 7-14 - faculty member at Madison Early Music Festival (welcome students!)

https://memf.artsinstitute.wisc.edu/

with Kuang-Hao Huang and David Patterson
Unity Temple, Oak Park