Julia Doyle



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Groves Artists represents Julia Doyle worldwide


Originally from Lancaster, Julia studied Social and Political Sciences at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge before embarking on a singing career, and has since performed all over the world and become established as a specialist soprano in Baroque repertoire.

She has performed Bach St John Passion at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Sir John Eliot Gardiner), and in Toronto (Tafelmusik), St Matthew Passion at Alice Tully Hall in New York (Philippe Hereweghe), Christmas Oratorio in Sydney and Melbourne with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (Richard Tognetti), BWV 202 with Music of the Baroque in Chicago (Nicholas Kraemer), BWV 199 with Bach Vereniging (Alfredo Bernadini), Mozart Exultate Jubilate at the Cité de la Musique in Paris (Arsys Bourgogne), & Mass in C Minor in Budapest (Györgi Vashegyi), Handel Occasional Oratorio at the Halle Handel Festival (English Concert), La Resurezzione at The Wigmore Hall (London Handel Orchestra), Messiah at The Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Richard Cooke) & The Palace of Versailles with the King’s Consort (Robert King), Apollo e Dafne with Concerto Copenhagen (Alfredo Bernadini), Haydn Nelson Mass in the Canary Islands with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightement (Eamonn Dougan), Haydn Paukenmesse and Beethoven Symphony No.9 with J.S. Bach Stiftung (Rudolf Lutz), and Haydn Creation in St Paul’s Cathedral with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Julia’s discography includes Handel Messiah with The Britten Sinfonia / Polyphony (Stephen Layton) and The Bethlehem Bach Choir (Greg Funfgeld), Israel in Egypt with Arsys Bourgogne (Pierre Cao) & L’Allegro with Koelner Kammerchor (Peter Neumann), Mendelssohn Israel in Egypt with The King’s Consort (Robert King), Bach Magnificat with Dunedin Consort (John Butt), & Bethlehem Bach Choir (Greg Funfgeld), BWV 107, BWV 9 & Mass in B Minor with J.S.Bach Stiftung (Rudolf Lutz), & Lutheran Masses with The Sixteen (Harry Christophers), Astro Nuevo: En Torno a Rabassa with Orquestra Barocca de Sevilla (Enrico Onofri) & Lutoslawski Dwadziesci Koled with BBC Symphony Orchestra (David Zinman).

Recent and future engagements include Mozart Mass in C Minor in Toronto with Tafelmusik, Vivaldi Juditha Triumphans at the Concertgebouw, Palace of Versailles and Theater an der Wien (The King’s Consort), Handel Aci, Galatea e Polifemo at Halle Handel Festival (Peter Neumann), Messiah with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the King’s Consort,  Bach Cantatas with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, concerts and recordings of Bach St John Passion with J.S. Bach Stiftung (Rudolf Lutz) and Handel Occasional Oratorio with Bayerische Rundfunk (Academie für Alte Music Berlin).

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  • Liszt – Danté Symphony

    Ringing from the top tier of the Albert Hall as paradise is glimpsed from purgatory, soprano soloist Julia Doyle casting a line of pure silk around the dome.

    Culture The Independent
  • St John Passion

    Julia Doyle, whose singing of the two soprano arias was radiant, intelligent and wholly engaging.

    Martin Kettle The Guardian
  • BBC Philharmonic, Bridgewater Hall

    The arias were taken with stylishness and feeling by soprano Julia Doyle, counter-tenor Robin Blaze, tenor Nicholas Mulroy and baritone Roderick Williams.

    David Fanning The Telegraph
  • St John Passion recording, Bach Choir of Bethlehem

    Of the aria soloists, all excellent, Julia Doyle is outstanding.

    George Pratt BBC Music Magazine


  • Groves Artists at the 2017 Proms

    Groves Artists at the 2017 Proms

  • Soprano Julia Doyle joins Ingpen and Williams

    Soprano Julia Doyle joins Ingpen and Williams