Born and educated in Lancaster, Julia Doyle read Social and Political Sciences as a Choral Scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge before pursuing a singing career. She now lives near Guildford with her husband and two daughters, and performs regularly as a soloist throughout Europe, specialising in Baroque repertoire. Julia’s recent concerts with Canterbury Choral Society include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Bach’s St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, and Handel’s Messiah and she is delighted to be back again, performing Monteverdi.
Recent highlights elsewhere include Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate and Haydn’s Nelson Mass at the Cité de la Musique Paris, Haydn’s Scena di Berenice at the Bridgewater Hall with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn’s Creation at St Paul’s Cathedral, Bach’s St John Passion with Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Concergebouw, St. Matthew Passion at Alice Tully Hall in New York and the Wedding Cantata in Chicago, Handel’s Occasional Oratorio in Halle, Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Richard Cooke, and recitals of Purcell and Handel at the Wigmore Hall.
She has recently recorded Handel’s Messiah for Hyperion, Finzi’s In Terra Pax for NAXOS, Lutoslawski’s Dwadziesci Koled for Sony BMG, and Bach’s St. John Passion and Magnificat for Analekta. Forthcoming releases include Handel’s L’Allegro with Kölner Kammerchor, a collection of Cantatas by Handel, Hayes and Stanley with the Little Baroque Company, and a disc of Bach Lutheran Masses and motets with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen.