Daniel Joy

Genre: Tenor


Daniel began his musical education as head chorister at Croydon Minster before studying music at Durham University where he gained a first-class music degree and was awarded the Eve Myra Kisch Price Prize for outstanding academic achievement. He then studied on the postgraduate vocal course at The Royal College of Music and graduating with distinction from the opera course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Daniel made his professional stage debut as Kozak in Statkowski’s Maria for Wexford Festival Opera, also broadcast on BBC, Schweizer Radio DRS and RTE Radio Ireland. He has returned to Wexford to perform The Poor Horn Player (Delius’ A Village Romeo and Juliet) and Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi) , the title role in Albert Herring at GSMD, Gerald in a UK tour of Lakme with Swansea City Opera, Adolfo/Gobin/cover Prunier in Puccini’s La Rondine for Opera di Peroni / Go Opera, The Duke (Rigoletto) and Goro (Madama Butterfly) both for Opera Brava, Alfred in Die Fledermaus for Kentish opera , and cover of roles for Opera North, Glyndebourne Festival, Garsington, Grange Park and Scottish Opera.

As a member of Glyndebourne Festival Chorus Daniel gave recitals of songs by Tchaikovsky accompanied by Liubov Orfenova, and of madrigals by Monteverdi, and a workshop performance of the role of Orpheus in Julian Phillips’ Followers as part of the Jerwood Young Artists Development Scheme.

Daniel’s concert performances include Verdi’s Requiem at The Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius in Eton College, Finzi’s Dies Natalis (Britten Sinfonia), Handel’s Messiah (Cadogan Hall), the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion (St. Martin-in-the-Fields), Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 (The English Cornet and Sackbutt Ensemble), Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai (Europen Union Chamber Orchestra), Finzi’s Intimations of Immortality (West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge), Evangelist and arias in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Armonico Consort), Britten’s St Nicolas (Durham Cathedral, Wymondham Abbey), as well as the Evangelist and arias in the Bach’s St Matthew Passion, arias in Bach’s Magnificat, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and Stabat Mater and Requiems by Michael Haydn, Mozart and Saint-Saëns.

Daniel teaches singing at Eton College, Royal Hospital School and Cambridge University.


For oratorio and concert repertoire please scroll down:

Oratorio and concert rep
Composer Work
Bach, J S B Minor Mass
Cantata BWV 11: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen (‘Ascension Oratorio’)
Cantata BWV140: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Cantata BWV 130: Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir
Christmas Oratorio (Evangelist and Arias, in German and English)
East Oratorio (Evangelist & Arias)
St John Passion (Evangelist and Arias, in German and English)
St Matthew Passion (Evangelist and Arias, in German and English)
Bach, CPE Magnificat
Beethoven Mass in C
Missa Solemnis
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer Op. 52
An die heimat
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
St Nicolas
Les Illuminations
Buxtehude Magnificat
Charpentier Litanies de la Vierge
Messe de Minuit
Te Deum
Colridge-Taylor Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
Dvořak Mass in D
Stabat Mater
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
Finzi Dies Natalis
Intimations of Immortality
Gounod Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile
Handel Alexander’s Feast
Dixit Dominus
Israel in Egypt
Judas Maccabaeus
Haydn, J The Creation
Harmoniemesse (Harmony Mass)
Missa Cellensis (Mariazellamesse)
Missa in Angustiis’ (Nelson Mass)
Missa Sancta Nicolai
Paukenmasse  (Missa ‘In tempora belli’)
Schöpfungsmesse  (Creation Mass)
Theresienmesse  (Maria Theresa Mass)
Haydn, M Requiem
Janaček Otčenaš
Kodály Missa Brevis
Matthias St Teilo
Mendelssohn Elijah
St Paul
Die erste Walpurgisnacht (The First Walpurgis Night)
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Mozart Requiem
Coronation Mass
Missa brevis No. 5 ‘Spatzen’ (‘Sparrow’)
Great Mass in C Minor
Vesperae solennes de confessore
Pergolesi Magnificat
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Purcell King Arthur
Rachmaninov Vespers
Respighi Lauda per la Natività del Signore
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
Stabat Mater
Saint-Saëns Requiem
Schubert Mass in G
Schütz The Christmas Story
Stainer Crucifixion
Swayne Stabat Mater
Tippett A Child of Our Time
Wilcocks A Great and Glorious Victory


Artist: Daniel Joy
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Tenor