Dr. Matthew David Johnson, MEng (Hons), PhD (b.1985)

Matthew Johnson is the choirmaster at Saint Ambrose, Kidderminster. Over the previous 19 years he has also held posts at Saint Catherine of Alexandria, DroitwichSaint Peter and Saint Paul, Pype Hayes (Birmingham), Saint Mary, Clayton-le-Moors and Sacred Heart, Accrington, and has been both a cantor and chorister at the Birmingham Oratory.  He is a composer of Church music and has performed in concerts across the UK, France and Poland. He is currently based near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. Matthew has a keen interest in organ improvisation work and the history of Catholic church music. Please feel free to be in contact via email at matt@opendiapason.org.uk.

"Matthew is a composer and organist specialising in liturgical music for small parish choirs. Erstwhile cantor and chorister at the Birmingham Oratory, he has led music in several churches in the Archdioceses of Birmingham and Salford, and at Diocesan pilgrimages. His church music ministry is integrated into parish life, most recently at the beautiful church of Sacred Heart and Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Droitwich Spa. Matthew is currently based in Kidderminster and works as a researcher at the University of Birmingham." (NNPM Accord Magazine, Issue No. 55, November 2015)