Daniel Joy

Genre: Tenor


Tenor Daniel Joy studied 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 graduated with distinction from the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Adrian Thompson. These studies were generously supported by The Countess of Munster, The Arts & Humanities Research Council, The Josephine Baker Trust, The Michael James Music Trust, The John Wates Charitable Trust, The Sir Richard Stapley Trust, The Kathleen Trust, The Worshipful Company of Innholders and The Vandervell Foundation. Daniel is also the recipient of several Grange Park Opera study scholarships and currently studies with David Pollard.

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 in Delius’ A Village Romeo and Juliet and Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, he sang the title role in Albert Herring at GSMD, covered various roles in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea for Glyndebourne Festival, Gerald in a UK tour of Lakme with Swansea City Opera, Adolfo, Gobin and cover Prunier in Puccini’s La Rondine for Opera di Peroni / Go Opera, The Duke Rigoletto and Goro Madama Butterfly both for Opera Brava, touring France and the UK as The Duke Rigoletto for Opera Loki, Peter Quint The Turn of The Screw for Artwork Opera, Fabrizio (cover) in Martinu’s Mirandolina for Garsington, the title role in Britten’s The Prodigal Son and Hermann in the UK premiere of Mendelssohn’s Heimkehr aus der Fremde for the Ryedale and Grimeborn Festivals, cover of Cassio Otello for Opera North, Renard in Stravinsky’s Renard with the Helios Collective, cover of Tchapalitsky Queen of Spades, Prince Rusalka and Melot Tristan und Isolde all for Grange Park, the lead role of Jimmy in John Estacio’s Lillian Ailing at The Banff Centre, Canada, in a joint production with Vancouver Opera, Remendado (cover)

in Carmen for Scottish Opera, Alfred in Die Fledermaus for Kentish opera, José in the premiere of Edward Lambert’s Opera With A Title at Kings Place, Don Jose in Carmen for MJ-UK Arts, Tamino for Opera Ddraig and The Schoolmaster in The Cunning Little Vixen for Woodhouse 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.

Much in demand on the concert platform, Daniel’s recent 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 (European 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 Solennelle and Stabat Mater and Requiems by Michael Haydn, Mozart and Saint-Saëns.


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