Conductor, cellist, and singer Joe Davies is a second-year music undergraduate and choral scholar at St Peter’s College, Oxford. As well as conducting OUChorus, Joe conducts the Ripieno Players of Oxford, the Oxford University Symphonic Band, and the choir of the Wesley Memorial Church. He was musical director of a production of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in July of this year, and is looking forward to serving the same role with John Blow’s Venus and Adonis this coming July. Joe studied conducting at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music under Ewa Strusińska, and now learns with Jeremy Summerly.
Joe is principal cellist of the Oxfordshire Festival Orchestra, and has also been a part of the cello sections of the National Youth String Orchestra and the International Lutoslawski Youth Orchestra. He is also a regular player with the professional orchestra the Lakeland Sinfonia. As a singer, Joe has performed the baritone solos in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Faure’s Requiem, and Goodall’s Requiem with groups such as the Oxford University Sinfonietta.