Joyce Tindsley biography - Cantores OEC 2023

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.Joyce Tindsley - Biography
JOYCE TINDSLEY was born in Lancashire. After graduating with a BMus(Hons) from UCNW, Bangor, where she studied composition with William Mathias, she went to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester to study with Barbara Robotham and Christopher Underwood. Since leaving she has studied with Sally Burgess and Opera North’s Wyn Davies.

Whilst at college she appeared as Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marcellina in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Arnalta in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. After leaving College she sang the part of Olga in Tschaikowsky’s Eugene Onegin for Clonter Opera and was asked to sing with English National Opera.

Concerts have included Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Manchester Camerata at the Royal Northern College of Music;Durufle’s Requiem for Manchester Cathedral; Haydn’s Nelson Mass for the National Federation of Music Societies; Bach’s St John Passion with the English Haydn Orchestra at Ludlow and with the Goldberg Ensemble at the Ryedale Festival and St Matthew Passion at Manchester Cathedral with the Manchester Camerata; Dvorak’s Requiem at Coventry Cathedral for the International Church Music Festival; Mozart’s Requiem with Sir Georg Solti; Mozart’s Requiem with Sir David Willcocks. In 2002 she was asked to sing the role of Herodias in Strauss’s Salome with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Joyce has sung at the Wigmore Hall and in 2003 one of her recitals was filmed for inclusion in a documentary about Kathleen Ferrier. In 2005 she spent some time performing in Perugia and Assissi and in June she gave the first performance of Patrick Larley’s “Poppies on the Wheat” at Ludlow during the Festival week. In July Joyce was a soloist in Tippett’s “A Child of our Time” at various venues including the Bridgewater Hall and Lichfield Cathedral as part of the Lichfield Festival. In November she was involved in recording David Briggs’“Requiem” with the Northern Chamber Orchestra and forthcoming engagements include Byrd “Mass for 4 voices” at the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham and Elgar’s “Musicmakers” with Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.

As a member of the Britten Singers, formerly the BBC Northern Singers, Joyce has been involved in radio broadcasts, recordings, and performances at music festivals both at home and abroad including singing at Aldeburgh, working with Sir Charles Groves, and more recently Sir Richard Hickox. She has recorded many CDs including one at the Abbey Road Studio. These include Haydn’s Nelson Mass , Finzi’s Requiem da Camera, and works by Holst and Britten. Since 1995 Joyce has been a member of the BBC Daily Service Singers broadcasting live several days each week both as a member of the choir and as a soloist. Recent solo broadcasts include “He was despised” - Handel; “O rest in the Lord” - Mendelssohn; “Steal away” - Rutter.

Joyce Tindsley is also an experienced vocal tutor as well as being a working professional singer. She has been employed by the BBC for nearly 30 years firstly as a member of the BBC Northern Singers and latterly the Daily Service Singers, as well as being an acclaimed mezzo-soprano soloist. She was Professor of Voice at Lancaster University 1988-93, has led masterclasses at Chethams School of Music, courses for organisations such as the Chapter House Choir of York Minster, Preston Arts, Kirkham Singers, LGN Choir St. Helens, the W.I. and has been the vocal tutor on courses for the Association of British Choral Directors.

Joyce was appointed Vocal Tutor to the Huddersfield Choral Society in September 2017. She works with the singers one-to-one on any vocal problems that crop up and on improving vocal technique. She also leads the full choir warm-up before rehearsal starts. She also runs a private teaching practice at home. Joyce has led weekly adult singing classes in the Preston area for over 25 years.

You can find out more about Joyce by visiting her website
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