Joseph Fort was appointed College Organist & Director of the Chapel Choir and Lecturer in Music at King’s College London in 2015. He holds a PhD from Harvard University. Fort is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he was the Organ Scholar of Emmanuel College, and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
During his time in the US, Fort conducted several Boston-area choirs, and for four years was Resident Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. He is in demand as a chorus master, preparing choirs for John Eliot Gardiner and Roger Norrington, and has recorded and broadcast on UK and US radio. As an organist, recital venues include St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and he was a guest organist for the inauguration of Harvard University’s new Fisk organ.
Fort is currently writing a book on Joseph Haydn’s minuets, and recent conference presentations include the American Musicological Society and Mozart Society of America.