Joseph Edwards is an English baritone whose career as a soloist and consort singer has led him to perform in venues across the world. He is an Associate Artist with the internationally acclaimed choir, Tenebrae. Joseph began singing as a chorister at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he had the opportunity to perform for numerous royal occasions, including the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. He was a choral scholar at King's College London, and went on to study his master degree at the Royal Academy of Music, where he graduated with distinction. He was also awarded the highest graduate diploma (DipRAM) for his performance. Joseph works professionally as a choral director and singing teacher, and his students have appeared on the west end stage and have been awarded scholarships to London conservatoires.
Joseph's performance highlights include his debut recital at Wigmore Hall in 2016, concerts at The Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall and Philharmonie de Paris, Radio 3 In Tune broadcasts with Sansara and Tenebrae, Orpheo and Euridice with Classical Opera, a European premier of a Brazilian radio opera, A Noiva do Condutor, and film soundtrack recordings at Abbey Road Studios. Joseph has worked in the music production of TV shows including the X Factor Live Shows and Made in Chelsea.
Joseph made his debut at Wigmore Hall in December 2016, joined by accompanist Joe Cummings, as part of an outreach project through the Royal Academy of Music. The recital was for patients suffering with dementia, their friends, family, and carers. The programme included songs by Schubert, Howells' Peacock Pie, and Richard Rodney-Bennett's Song's Before Sleep.
Joseph has performed with choirs across Europe and America, and is formerly a lay clerk at St George's Cathedral, Southwark. He holds a diploma in Music Performance (DipABRSM) and has been awarded a LRAM diploma for teaching. Joseph is the Festival Director of Guernsey Choral Festival, and takes pride in making choral singing accessible to all.