2019 Performer Profiles: Joseph Doody

Associate Artistic Director Jamie Campbell introduces some of the outstanding performers taking part in the 2019 Southwell Music Festival.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming tenor Joseph Doody back to the Southwell Music Festival.”

1) Who are you, where are you based, and what work do you do?

I’m Joseph Doody, a tenor originally from Shipley in West Yorkshire, living the freelance life in southeast London now. Opera has been taking up most of my time lately, but I also do concerts with choirs, and I’m a member of the choir of Lincoln’s Inn chapel in Holborn, so I sing Sunday services too.

2) What music are you most looking forward to performing in Southwell this year?

I’m really looking forward to Israel in Egypt on the 24th. Handel is one of my favourite composers, and it’s a great English oratorio but isn’t performed that often. I’ve only done it once before, and it was so much I was dying to do it again as soon as it was over! I’m also really looking forward to performing in the opera gala on the 22nd, which will be a nice contrast. I love singing duets and ensembles with friends.

3) What other things have you got coming up that are interesting in the next few months?

Coming up I have quite a few concerts with choral societies, including The Creation and The Seasons by Haydn, and Handel’s Messiah. I’m also making my Welsh National Opera debut in The Cunning Little Vixen, playing The Mosquito and covering a few other roles, so that should be fun.