Justin Doyle has been named as chief conductor and artistic director of the RIAS Kammerchor from 2017–18. A regular guest conductor with Opera North, other recent engagements have included concerts with the Orchestra of Opera North, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Hallé Orchestra, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, New London Orchestra, and Manchester Camerata.
Justin is currently Musical Director of the University of Manchester Chorus; previous posts have included Artistic Director of Ryedale Festival and Swaledale Festival, Musical Director of the Haffner Orchestra, and Principal Conductor of Manchester Chamber Choir. He is greatly involved with music education, not least as Music Director of the Opera North Children’s Chorus, Young Sinfonia (Sage, Gateshead) and on the conducting staff at the University of Manchester.
Justin is also in demand as a conductor of opera, conducting Mozart Cosí fan tutte, Haydn L’infedeltà delusa, Handel Theodora, Britten Albert Herring, Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel, and Jonathan Dove Swanhunter. He conducted last year’s Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Buxton.
Future engagements away from the RIAS Chamber Choir include Purcell Dido and Aeneas with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and a season on concerts for Jersey Chamber Orchestra.