To register for 11th February Handel's Messiah workshop, click here
Further details below
Bass Baritone and Conductor
Runner up in the 2019 Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition
'...strong sense of gravitas ... lavishing lush tone...'
Simon Holden, Bachtrack
Richard Morrison, The Times
'Laurence's voice was incredible - I was astounded'
Robert Murray, National Operatic & Dramatic Association
Laurence Williams is an international bass-baritone soloist and choral conductor. He trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated with distinction and a Concert Recital Diploma in 2017. He is widely praised for his lyrical tone and engaging communication of narrative.
Acclaimed for his eloquent singing and rich tone, his recent performance highlights include:
Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
A live broadcast of Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Stephen Layton and the Auckland Philharmonia
Adonis in Blow Venus and Adonis for Hampstead Garden Opera
Duruflé Requiem solos for Windsor and Eton Choral Society
In his choral career, he has sung with such prominent ensembles as Polyphony, Gabrieli Consort and the Monteverdi Choir performing throughout Europe to sold out audiences.
As a conductor, he is the Music Director to three choirs, including a children’s choir in North London. He is passionate about introducing all voices to choral music and has extensive experience inspiring non-professional musicians. He loves how his work as a conductor helps inform his performing career and visa versa.
Please click here to view a list of Laurence's current oratorio repertoire.
Recordings & Videos
Saturday 14th January
Duruflé Requiem Baritone Solos - Eton College Chapel: Windsor And Eton Choral Society
Saturday 11th February
Handel The Messiah - Workshop - St. John's Church, Dormansland (Sign up here to participate)
Monday 13th March
Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin - St. Michael and All Angels Barnes - Barnes Music Festival
Thursday 16th - Friday 17th March
Hywel Davies The Argo - Tonbridge School - Baritone Narrator Solos
Saturday 18th March
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle - London ProArte Choir - St. Michael's Church, Mill Hill - Bass Soloist
Friday 31st March
Stainer The Crucifixion - St. Michael and All Angel's Choir Barnes - Conductor
Saturday 1st April
'The Glory of Brass, Choir and Organ' - East Grinstead Choral Society - St. Swithun's Church - Conductor
Sunday 2nd April
Mendelssohn Elijah - Islington Choral Society - Cadogan Hall, London - Soloist (Elijah)
Please click here to view an archive diary of Laurence's solo highlights
Laurence will be running a workshop at St. John's Church Dormansland on Saturday, February 11th 2023. Entry to the workshop is FREE with donations towards costs welcome.
Registration is now open: you can register by clicking here
Come and join in a singing workshop on Handel's Messiah with professional singer and conductor, Laurence Williams.
Written in 1741 in just 24 days, this epic work has become a much loved staple for singers and audiences far and wide.
Beginning with a thorough warm up, Laurence will help you to prepare your voice and provide helpful tips for improving your singing. Copies provided but please bring your own copy if you have one - preferably Watkins-Shaw.
10.30 Vocal Warm up
11.30 Break - Tea and coffee provided
11.45 Session 1
12.45 Lunch - Please bring your own
1.30 Session 2
2.45 Session 3 and run through
Images 1-3 by Bertie Watson Photography
Image 4 by @LaurentCphoto
Image 4-6 by Martin Oxley
Images 7-8 by Darja Štraus Tisu