Hallé Choral Academy Profiles

Hallé Choral Academy Director
Joseph Judge

Joseph is a versatile singer and conductor based in the North West. Recently appointed Director of the Hallé Choral Academy, he directs the Together and Arts Council England workplace choirs with the Hallé Corporate Choir scheme. Joseph is also Assistant Music Director of the St George’s Singers, Chorister Tutor at Bradford Cathedral, Lay Clerk at Manchester Cathedral and regularly sings with BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service Singers. He was one of the eight inaugural Fellows of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (2015/16), performing as part of an elite vocal octet throughout the UK and in Malta, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Joseph studied Music at the University of Manchester, and toured with the chamber choir, Ad Solem, to Estonia and Hungary. He has worked with Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, Salford Choral Society, Hallé Youth Choir, and directed the vocals for the PlayStation 4 advert, The King. He is the founder and Director of the Turton Consort, whose performances have included a highly acclaimed recital of Monteverdi Madrigals Book IV at St Ann’s Church, Manchester, and at the Whitworth Art Gallery for the opening of the Marcantonio Raimondi exhibition.

Joseph is also in demand as a Countertenor. Recent solo engagements have included Bach Magnificat at Snape Maltings, Bach St John Passion, Handel Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, and Arne Rule Brittania on BBC One’s The One Show. Joseph also continues to sing and work with many other UK ensembles.

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