Joshua Friend is a fourth year undergraduate at the Royal Northern College of Music (R.N.C.M.) and is studying with Peter Alexander Wilson.
Joshua has performed numerous times as a member of the chorus at the R.N.C.M., including performances of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges. Principal roles have included Ajax 1 in Offenbach’s La Belle Helene and Sultan Achmet, the Crook and Senor 1 in Bernstein’s Candide. He has also performed alongside the Manchester Camerata in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
Joshua has performed the roles of Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Jaquino (Fidelio) and Strephon (Iolanthe) in the latest set of opera scenes at the R.N.C.M.. Joshua’s concert engagements have included tenor soloist and chorus in Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Yorke Trust, and he returned again this year for Bach’s Cantatas and Komm Jesu Komm.
Joshua has toured many European countries, with the Berkshire Youth Choir (B.Y.C.), including Finland, Estonia, Germany and the Czech Republic, and has returned as a tenor soloist for works by Vaughan Williams and Howells since beginning his studies in Manchester. Joshua is currently working towards his postgraduate auditions and his final recital as an undergraduate.