About

Lauded for his luminous projection, lyrical sensitivity, and brilliant coloratura, American-Canadian tenor Lawrence Wiliford is in high demand in concert, opera, and recital repertoire ranging from works by Monteverdi to contemporary composers. His performances during the 2015-2016 season include the Messiah with the Detroit and National Symphony Orchestras, Elijah with the Grand Philharmonic Choir, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and a return to Pacific Opera Victoria as Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  

Posted: Aug-3-2015
Latest News

Tenor Lawrence Wiliford is nominated in two categories for the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, given by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts. The Awards honor excellence in the Performing Arts in Toronto.

Posted: Jun-9-2014
Latest Recording

Wiliford is a soloist in this recording of the St. John Passion by Bach, with Les Voix Baroques and Arion Baroque and under the direction of organist and conductor Alexander Weimann. This recording was produced at the Chapel of the Grand Séminaire in Montreal, following performances during the 2010 Bach Festival in Montreal.

Posted: Jan-31-2012
Latest Acclaim

"Best of all was tenor Lawrence Wiliford: a lithe, clear, perfect-for-Handel voice; vivid response to each line of word and music; ornaments, timing and delivery ideally scaled and calibrated."

— The Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted: Dec-19-2017