Lucy Joy Morris
Lucy Joy Morris grew up in Berkshire and went on to study music at Queens’ College, Cambridge where she won the Beament Prize for outstanding musical performance. There, she conducted two university orchestras as Assistant Conductor for the University Music Society, and sang with Trinity College Choir.Lucy is a passionate music educator and conducts a number of local, county and national choirs. She has conducted the National Youth Choir of Great Britain Boys’ Choir since January 2018 and was recently appointed Principal Conductor for the National Boys’ Choir from 2020-2023. She is also a guest conductor for the NYCGB Chamber Choir and section coach for the National Youth Choirs of Scotland.In addition to Cantate, Lucy conducts the Taplow Children’s and Boys’ Choirs, the Kingston Youth and Training Orchestras and the Farnham Training Choir. She also enjoys working with adults: as Director of Music at Dartford Parish Church she conducts the choir of choral scholars, and has been conductor of the Reading A440 Choir since 2016. In January 2020 she will begin conducting the Abbeydale Singers, an award-winning Sheffield-based chamber choir. Lucy regularly runs singing workshops throughout the UK and conducts over 2000 children in annual singing festivals for massed primary schools in Kingston and Medway.