Runner up in the 2019 Patricia Routledge
National English Song Competition
Yehuda Shapiro, Opera Magazine
...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
Elijah solos for Islington Choral Society at Cadogan Hall
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.
Diary - 2024
Sunday 28th January
Launch of video: Ich habe genung BWV82 on Youtube: Link here
Sunday 17th March
Purcell King Arthur -St. Michael and All Angels Barnes - Barnes Music Festival - Conductor/Continuo
Wednesday 20th March
Stanford Bible Songs - St. Michael and All Angels Barnes - Barnes Music Festival
Saturday 13th April
Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle - East Grinstead Choral Soceity - Conductor
Saturday 4th/Sunday 5th May
Durufle Requiem - Segovia, Spain - Islington Choral Society Tour - Baritone Solos
May - October
Beethoven Symphonies and Masses - Monteverdi Choir - London, Korea and Taiwan - Choral Bass
Please click here to view an archive diary of Laurence's solo highlights