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Laurence Williams


Runner up in the 2019 Patricia Routledge
National English Song Competition

...forthright, energetic...
Yehuda Shapiro, Opera Magazine

...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

  • 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. 

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Diary - 2023

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

13th - 21st May

Handel Agrippina - Hampstead Garden Opera - Soloist (Pallante)

Saturday 17th June

Mozart Coronation Mass - Beckenham Chorale - Bass Soloist

Saturday 24th June

Gilbert and Sullivan The Mikado - East Grinstead Choral Society - Conductor

August (Various)

Berlioz Les Trojans - European tour with The Monteverdi Choir - Choral bass

Sunday 22nd October

'Dowland and His Contemporaries' with Dowland Youth Works - Brighton Early Music Festival - Leader

Saturday 24th November

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Crowborough Choral Society - Bass Soloist

Sunday 25th November

Handel Ode to St. Cecilia and Mozart C Minor Mass - Islington Choral Society - Conductor

Saturday 2nd December

Handel The Messiah - East Grinstead Choral Society - Conductor (and continuo)

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8 (Bach B-minor Mass with Stephen Layton and Slovenian Philharmonic, Sept 2020)
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Images by Bertie Watson Photography; Darja Štraus Tisu and by Mac Campeanu


For all enquiries, please contact diary manager Charlie Gower-Smith at

Laurence does not currently have artist management representation

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