Lawrence Jones has sung roles with companies such as New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Saratoga, and the Tanglewood Festival. He has received praise for his portrayals of Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the Princeton and Aldeburgh Festivals. The New York Times wrote: “Tenor Lawrence Jones brought a light, sweet voice and lyricism to Tom,” while Opera News praised him for his “clean, ringing tenor.”
On the concert stage, Lawrence has sung as a soloist with the Utah Symphony, Musica Sacra, Boston Baroque, Charlotte Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the New Mexico Philharmonic. His credits during the 2016–17 season included Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Oratorio Society of New York, Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista with Haymarket Opera, and Schubert’s Mass in E-Flat at Alice Tully Hall with the Riverside Choral Society. This past season he sang in Mendelssohn’s Christus and Mozart’s Requiem with the Back Bay Chorale, and Monteverdi’s Vespers with Voices of Ascension. He sang the tenor solos in performances of Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall with the Oratorio Society of New York, and at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue with the Saint Thomas Choir, for which the New York Times called him “an impressive tenor.”
Next season he makes his company debut with the Naples Philharmonic as tenor soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella; he will return to the Saint Louis Bach Society to sing in the B Minor Mass.