Acclaimed for his eloquent singing and lush tone, Laurence Williams is an international Bass-baritone soloist, specialising in oratorio singing.
Acclaimed for his eloquent singing and lush tone, Laurence Williams is an international Bass-Baritone soloist, specialising in oratorio singing. Runner up in the 2019 Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition, his recent highlights include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the world premiere of Stephen McNeff’s The Waking Shadows with Canticum Choir at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Stephen Layton and the Auckland Philharmonia, broadcast live on Radio NZ, and Haydn’s Nelson Mass with John Butt and the OAE.
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. He was a finalist in the 2018 London Song Festival Masterclass.
Recent operatic roles have included Colline in Puccini’s La Bohème (Hampstead Garden Opera), Mr Gedge in Britten’s Albert Herring (Hampstead Garden Opera), Smirnov in Walton’s The Bear (Cambridge Opera Society & Leeds Chamber Ensemble), and Opera Scenes Various (The Guildhall School of Music and Drama).
Laurence is a sought after musician in the United Kingdom, active with choirs such as Polyphony, The Gabrieli Consort and ORA. He is passionate about introducing young voices to choral music and has extensive experience directing children’s and youth choirs.