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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

Joy Cornock Demo CD 2 : Non-Classical
Accompanist: Tom Coltman

(60 second samples of each track)



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

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


Joy Cornock Singing

Contact Details

Joy is currently the residential harpist on the Cruise ships which dock in Pembrokeshire.


SA65 9QT

Tel: 01348 872804
Mobile: 07795972747

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:

22nd February 2015 - Coed y Mwstwr, Bridgend
29th March 2015 - The New House, Cardiff
22nd March 2015 – The Grove, Narberth
19th April 2015 - St Fagans

Friday 3rd Feb 2015
Canterbury House Residential Home, Milford Have SA73 2EA - 11am
The Meadows Care Home, Haverfordwest SA62 3HE - 2pm

28th Feb 2015
Caeffir Care Home Llanelli Sa15 3jg - 11am
Cartref Llys Fechan Care Home, Cross Hands SA14 6SU - 2:30pm
Cawl a Chân at the Llew Coch, Llandyfaelog. Tickets available from Derrick Rowlands 07891 467 663- 7:30pm

2nd March 2015
Tregerddan, Bow Street SY24 5BW - 2pm

14th March 2015
Concert at the Nanyffin Motel in aid of the Chemotherapy Unit in Withybush Hospital.
Other performers include Côr Crymych and Mari Grug and Lisa Hâf.
Ticket are available from

15th March 2015
4pm. Mothering Sunday concert at St David’s Cathedral

April 8th 2015
Performing at a Wedding

April 18th 2015
Performing at a Wedding
7.30pm Commemorative Concert of the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915.
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven. Other artists include Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir and Goodwick Brass Band

April 25th 2015
Performing at a Wedding

May 3rd 2015
Performing at a Wedding

May 16th 2015
Performing at a Wedding

May 20th 2015
Cartref Annwyl Fan Care Home, Betws, Ammanford SA18 2HW - 1:30pm

June 26th 2015
Performing at a Wedding

July 4th 2015
Performing at a Wedding

July 11th 2015
Performing at a Wedding

August 29th and 30th 2015
Performing at a Wedding

September 19th 2015
Performing at a Wedding

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

Joy Cornock is available for:

  • 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