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Biography

A native of Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, Joy’s interest in music began at an early age. After receiving an entrance scholarship in 2004, she entered the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where she has recently completed her B.Mus. (Hons) degree and graduated with First Class Honours. During her time at College, Joy was awarded the Mabel Linwood Christopher Award, the Lyn Davies vocal studies prize and the Aneurin Davies Memorial Award.

Joy Cornock Singing Debut performance at the Wales Millenium Centre.
Wales YFC 60th Anniversary Gala Concert November 2005

A performer with the Welsh National Youth Opera, Joy has also taken numerous operatic roles at college – Rowan in Britten’s The Little Sweep, Oasis in Chabrier’s L’Étoile, Phyllis in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe and Irma in Charpentier’s Louise. Other College Performances include: Villa Lobos ‘Bachianas Brasileiras No.5’ in Oystermouth Church; Madly Musical; as well as regularly taking part in masterclasses with James Gilchrist, Paul Esswood, Julie Kennard, Roger Nicholls and Colette McGahon.

From an early age Joy has competed in and won many County, Urdd and National Eisteddfodau both in solo, folk solo and duet classes. Her most prestigious award being that she won the Violet Mary Roberts Scholarship at the 2006 and 2007 National Eisteddfod for the best soprano aged 19-25 years, also achieving runner-up in the Blue Ribband Competition. In 2002, 2005, 2010 and 2011 Joy won the ‘Cwpan Ardudwy’ at the Young Farmers National Eisteddfod for the best musical item.

Now a regular soloist in recitals and concerts around the United Kingdom, Spain, Ischia,  Germany and Ireland. Joy has performed alongside the Morriston Orpheus, Dunvant, Llanelli, Morriston RFC, Haverfordwest and Pembroke Male Voice Choirs, Latvia Radio Choir, Fishguard Choir as well as the Ammanford Choral Society. Since being accepted onto the Live Music Now scheme, Joy is now busy bringing music into the community. In November 2006, Joy made her debut performance as a Harpist and Soloist at the Wales Millennium Centre as part of the Wales Young Farmers Federation 60th Gala Concert. During the October 2009 and 2010, Joy travelled to Vancouver to perform for the Vancouver Welsh Society.

Joy has been a faithful member of the Côr Newyddion Da performing at the Royal Albert Hall, London, The Cardiff International Arena as well as many parts of Europe.

Harpist at a wedding
Harpist at a wedding

Joy has appeared on television on numerous occasions including being a soloist on the S4C programmes Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol, Noson Lawen and Wedi 3. Joy also made her television acting debut on Christmas Day 2008 as ‘Ceri’ in the welsh soap Rownd a Rownd.   With her sister Georgina, she has released a CD entitled Cytgord Cariadus (Loving Harmony). In her leisure time, Joy enjoys the YFC movement, acting, and sport and has gained Grade 8 in the harp and piano as well as an ABRSM Dip in Harp teaching.

Joy continues her studies with Gail Pearson and looks forward to pursuing a career in music.

 

YouTube YouTube - Videos of Joy

Pantyfedwen - Joy Cornock sings her "favourite Welsh hymn Cymru Fach - Soloist Joy Cornock with accompanist Barry Yamanouchi Morte Christe - Combined Choirs conducted by Eifion Thomas with soloist Joy Cornock View more videos of Joy on Youtube...



Sample Music

Joy Cornock Demo CD 1 : Soprano

Accompanist: Jeffery Howard

1. Oh had I Jubal's lyre: (sample)

2. Un cenno leggiadretto (Sense): (sample)

3. Pie Iesu (Faure's Requiem): (sample)

Joy Cornock Demo CD 2 : Non-Classical

Accompanist: Tom Coltman

1. Calon Lan: (sample)

2. Amazing Grace: (sample)

3. Abide With Me: (sample)

Gallery


Testimonials

Here are a few examples of the letters Joy has received:

Scan 1 - Celtic Connections

Scan 2 - House of Lords thank you letter.
Scan 3 - Shalom thank you.

Soloist with the Morriston Orpheus Choir at St David's Cathedral-august 2002

Scan 4 - Celtic Connections Wales Concert St.Davids Cathedral
Scan 5 - Written adjudication of final recital at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for which Joy received 1st Class Honours
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Scan 6 - March 6th 2009 St Jerome's Church, Llangwm

"Joy was very at ease with all of the residents as she introduced herself to us and spoke about which songs she'd preform. The harp was beautifully played and Joy's singing was really appreciated by all of us in the lounge."
Comment left by Activity Leader, Music in Hospitals, Cardif 19/12/14


Press

Joy Cornock Singing
www.weddingbliss.org.uk


Contact Details

Joy is currently the residential harpist on the Cruise ships which dock in Pembroke, Milford Haven and Fishguard.

Addresses/Tel:

Maenhir,
Cefn-y-dre,
Fishguard,
Pembrokeshire
SA65 9QT

Tel: 01348 872804

Cilyllyn Fawr,
Talley,
Llandeilo,
Carmarthenshire.
SA19 7AZ.

Tel: 01558 685 434

Mobile: 07795972747
E-mail: mail@joycornock.co.uk
Face book: facebook.com/Joycornock1

 

Bookings: On booking the harp or singing for your occasion it is advisable to arrange a meeting to choose which music will make your occasion that extra special.

Joy Cornock Performing at the Swansea Grand
Performing at the Swansea Grand

Future Engagements

List of Wedding Fayres which I will be attending:

September 15th 2018
Wedding Fayre at Oldwalls, Gower 12-5pm

September 23rd 2018
Wedding Fayre at Vale Resort, Hensol 11-4pm

October 14th 2018
Wedding Fayre at Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend 11-4pm

Harpist at Pembroke Castle during the Royal Wedding
Harpist at Pembroke Castle during the Royal Wedding

Joy Cornock is available for:


Joy
  • Cruises
  • Church Weddings
  • Civil Weddings
  • Civil Partnership Weddings
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Solo Recitals
  • Private Functions
  • Concert Tours
  • Funerals
  • Garden Parties
  • Birthday and Cocktail Parties
  • Car Launches
  • Official Openings
  • Tuition for Grades and pleasure