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. His performances during the 2017-18 Season include Mozart’s Requiem with Hamilton Philharmonic and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with Phoenix Symphony, and Bach’s St. John Passion with Grand Philharmonic Choir.

Recent appearances include Messiah with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; the Evangelist in St. Matthew Passion with the Calgary Philharmonic, Orchestre Métropolitain, and Toronto Bach Consort; Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the National Arts Center Orchestra; and Beethoven’s Mass in C-Major and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Houston Symphony.

Posted: Nov-13-2017
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

That tenor Lawrence Wiliford’s voice is perfectly suited to English repertoire is clearly illustrated on this recording. In songs and hymns by Gustav Holst, his lesser-known student Edmund Rubbra and contemporary Ralph Vaughan Williams, Wiliford displays his gift for expressiveness, sensitivity to text and challengingly high tessitura.

— The Whole Note
Posted: Oct-31-2017