The choir is delighted to announce that it has found its new ‘Music Maker’! Matt Glendening, a 17 year old student at Nottingham High School, headed an exceptionally strong and varied field to become the winner of the Carlton Male Voice Choir Music Makers Award for 2015. For more than three years Matt has travelled to London on Saturdays to study clarinet and piano at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. He is also in his third year as a member of the National Youth Orchestra, performing at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall as well as in many other prestigious venues across the UK. Prior to this he was principal clarinettist in the National Children’s Orchestra, a position he also holds with the Nottingham Youth Orchestra. The Carlton Music Makers Award includes the presentation of the unusual and unique trophy together with a financial prize. Matt says he will put this money towards bass clarinet lessons to broaden his versatility as an orchestral player and help him towards achieving his ambition of becoming a professional clarinettist. You can see and hear Matt when he presents a solo ten minute programme at our Festival Concert at the Albert Hall on 25th April. There are also plans for him to combine with the choir in what promises a special, perhaps unique, collaboration!

Matt Glendening

Matt Glendening our Music Maker winner 2015

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