Joseph Fort took up the position of College Organist & Director of the Chapel Choir, and Lecturer in Music at King’s College London in September 2015, upon completing his PhD at Harvard University. He is equally active as a conductor and musicologist. Recent and forthcoming performances with the Choir of King’s College London include the Radio 3 Epiphany broadcast, a recording of the Brahms Requiem with Delphian, a collaboration with the Britten Sinfonia to give the UK premiere of Barber’s The Lovers in a new chamber version by Robert Kyr, and a major tour to the USA and Canada. In demand as a chorus master, he will be assisting Roger Norrington for Bach’s Mass in B minor with the CUMS Symphony Chorus.
Joseph’s research focuses on music and dance in the eighteenth century; he is currently completing a monograph on Haydn and minuets. He has published in the Eighteenth-Century Music journal. He recently featured on a panel for the Mozart Society of America on ‘The Future of Mozart Studies’, and has given papers at numerous conferences, including those of the American Musicological Society. A dedicated teacher, Joseph was awarded the Oscar Schafer teaching prize (a year-long fellowship) at Harvard, and served the university as Senior Tutor of Eliot House. Prior to Harvard, he studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was an organ scholar and academic scholar, and at the Royal Academy of Music, who in March 2017 elected him to their Associateship.