The English bass-baritone, music teacher and organist, Laurence Williams, was a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge where he studied music, graduating in 2012. In September 2015, he began a post-graduate course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, studying for a Vocal Masters and is the recipient of the Charles Pitt Singing Award and the Epping Forest District Council Creativity Award.
Laurence Williams has worked in the London region as a freelance musician since 2012. He is now pursuing a career in London as a soloist and opera singer. He has sung as a soloist in many venues including Cadogan Hall (J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion BWV 244), Ely Cathedral (Edward Elgar's The Apostles), Oxford Town Hall (Verdi's Requiem, April 2014), Leeds Cathedral (J.S. Bach's St. John Passion BWV 245, March 2015), St Martin-in-the-Fields (Johannes Brahms' Requiem, February 2014) and recently premiered a new composition Hywel Davies’s Five Shakespeare Songs at The Lighthouse, Poole and Wiltshire Music Centre with chamber music ensemble ‘Kokoro’ (January 2014).
His operatic appearances include Onegin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (Cambridge University Opera Society, February 2015); Chorus in Martinů's Ariane and Alexandre Bis (Guildhall School of Music and Drama); William Walton's The Bear (CUOS and Leeds University Chamber Ensemble, 2013); Cavallieri's Rappresentatione di anima, et di corpo (Directed by Philip Thorby), a new opera by Barnaby Martin, Far from the Madding Crowd (West Road, Cambridge, 2012); Mr Gedge in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring (Hampstead Garden Opera, November 2014); and solos for a staged version of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah (Community in Music, Putney, December 2014). He sings with Polyphony (Director: Stephen Layton), is répétiteur to Epworth Choir in Woking, and runs the Chamber Choir at Fulham Prep School.
Laurence Williams is in demand as a teacher of music and as a singing tutor. Having run a successful auditioned choir at Fulham Prep School (2012-2015), he is now in charge of music theory tuition to the choristers at Waltham Abbey, Essex. He also supervises their singing with individual sessions. He offers one-to-one tuition at his residence in Epping.
Laurence Williams is the Assistant Organist at Waltham Abbey in Essex having been Assistant Organist at St. Mark’s Church, Regent’s Park since 2014 and previously Organ Scholar at St. George’s Windsor Castle. He is available for weddings, services and concerts in the London and North Essex area.