The Concert Singers were organized in 1979 by a group of individuals who wanted to provide an opportunity for musically talented people to receive instruction in and perform choral music under professional direction, while stimulating interest and appreciation of music in the North Shore community. Their first performance, Handel’s Messiah, with orchestra and professional vocal soloists, was presented to a standing room only audience. Such community support has become a tradition, and the Concert Singers have reciprocated with a variety musical styles – from classical, including Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi, to American musical theater, to traditional folk songs and spirituals.
Meet our Artistic Leadership
A two time Semi-Finalist in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition, Tenor Matthew Arnold has been hailed by Classical Voice of North Carolina as “a golden voice, strong, rich and surprisingly mature for his age…[Mr. Arnold] sounded like Lauritz Melchior himself.” Matthew spent the last 10 years working in the world of professional opera. Mr. Arnold holds the BM in Voice from the University of Delaware, the Master of Music degree in Voice from the UNC Greensboro and the Artist Diploma from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he studied with Marilyn Taylor. Mr. Arnold currently resides on the North Shore where he is Director of Music and Organist for St. Mary St. Catherine of Siena in Charlestown.