Who’s been performing at St Matthias?
St Matthias Church is becoming known as a cool place to hold music events and THE place to record around here because of its fabulous acoustic and magnificent interior.
Most recently we have played host to concert pianists, rock bands, indie singer songwriters, community choirs and African fusion bands.
In the pop world we were the location for a candlelit FKA Twigs Tiny Desk concert : a performance by singer / songwriter Hattie Briggs : we hosted New Zealand singer/songwriter Naomi Ludlow (Ny Oh) : we were the setting for a Radio 1 piano session with Phoebe Bridgers and singer/songwriter Arlo Parks performing Radiohead’s Fake Plastic Trees, plus hosted live concerts by musician, songwriter, classical pianist – and doctor by day – Ajimal.
St Matthias has also starred in indie rock band Sundara Karma’s The Changeover , and London-based singer songwriter Kaine Francesco filmed Lovely People from his new album Up High, an eclectic mix of baroque acoustic and electro-pop.
Other performers include African fusion band The Ganda Boys, folk pop singer Hattie Whitehead.
In the classical music world Her Ensemble string orchestra are regular visitors. We’ve been the setting for recordings by Australian singer/songwriter Josef Salvat , composer and guitarist Pete Walton , Swedish pianist and composer Henrik Lindstrandt , multi-award winning film composer and pianist Nico Casal (whose credits include the score for the 2016 Oscar winning short film Stutterer) and classical singer Daniel Thomson, who said: “St Matthias Church was a wonderful church to sing in! As well as being a beautiful, it had a brilliant acoustic, excellent lighting and good heating. It was really ideal for recording in as there was zero traffic noise from outside. I would definitely use this venue again for future recordings.”
In the concert world we’re also regular hosts to live performances by community choirs, including east London institution, the 150-strong Hackney Singers, world music a cappella choir the Wing-It Singers, and our resident community choir Chorus of Dissent whose sell-out fundraising concerts bring the house down.
And that’s not to mention St Matthias Music – weekly indie music gigs by the people with classy taste who curate music at St Pancras Old Church, the annual Stoke Newington Early Music Festival, AND a film and television location…see Killing Eve.
Consider St Matthias as the backdrop for your recording, performance, or concert.