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Laurence Williams

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
'...eloquently sung...'
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. 

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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

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Workshop: Messiah

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.

10am Registration/Coffee-Tea

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

2.30 Break

2.45 Session 3 and run through

3.30 End

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6 (Colline in HGO Bohème, 2019)
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7 (Bach B-minor Mass with Stephen Layton and Slovenian Philharmonic, Sept 2020)
8 (Bach B-minor Mass with Stephen Layton and Slovenian Philharmonic, Sept 2020)

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Image 4 by @LaurentCphoto

Image 4-6 by Martin Oxley

Images 7-8 by Darja Štraus Tisu


For all enquiries, please contact Charlie Gower-Smith at

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