White is an active soloist in oratorio and on the concert stage, where he specialises in Baroque music. He has appeared at the Vancouver, Boston, and Utrecht Early Music Festivals and has sung with Tafelmusik, Boston's Handel and Haydn Society, Les Violons du Roy, and Les Voix Humaines. In December 2010, he will sing in Handel's Messiah with Boston Baroque, a leading period instrument ensemble under the direction of Martin Pearlman. He is also the musical director and soloist of Montreal's Les Voix Baroques ensemble with whom he tours extensively.
Matthew White has recorded for the Naxos, Harmonia Mundi and Analekta labels. His recording, Elegeia won a 2004 Cannes Classical Award for best new early music solo recording.
Bach:Cantatas BWV 27, 84, 95, & 161 Dorothee Mields (soprano); Matthew White (alto); Hans Jörg Mammel (tenor); Thomas Bauer (bass); Collegium Vocale Gent; Philippe Herreweghe conductor. (Harmonia Mundi HMC 901969)
Buxtehude:Sacred Cantatas Matthew White (countertenor); Katherine Hill (soprano); Paul Grindlay (bass); Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon conductor. (Naxos 8.557041)
Elegeia Works by J.S. Bach, Biber, J.C. Bach, Schmelzer, Simpson, Blow, Purcell, Holborne, Byrd, and Tallis. Matthew White (countertenor); Les Voix Baroques. (Analekta 9902)
Johann Georg Conradi:Ariadne Karina Gauvin (Ariadne), Barbara Borden (Phaedra), Marek Rzepka (Minos), Matthew White (Evanthes & Bacchus), Ellen Hargis (Pasiphae & Venus), James Taylor (Theseus), Julian Podger (Pirithous), Jan Kobow (Pamphilius); Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus; Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs, conductors. (CPO 777073-2)