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Lawrence Jones

Tenor

Tenor Lawrence Jones has established an active presence on the concert and operatic stages.  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.”   Opera News praised him for his “clean, ringing tenor,” and The Guardian described him as “a smooth-voiced Tom”.

Mr. Jones has performed roles with companies such as Opera Saratoga, Glimmerglass Opera, Amarillo Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Toledo Opera. On the concert stage, he has sung as a soloist with the Charlotte Symphony, Boston Pops, New Mexico Philharmonic, Boston Baroque, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Utah Symphony, with whom he made his company debut in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. Mr. Jones frequently performs the works of Bach, and most recently he sang in the St. John Passion as tenor soloist with the Bach Society of St. Louis, and as the Evangelist with the Cathedral Choirs & Orchestra of St. John the Divine. He is also active in the performance of contemporary works. At the Tanglewood Music Festival, he sang a featured role in the American Stage Premiere of Elliott Carter’s opera What Next?, conducted by James Levine.  He made his company debut with New York City Opera in Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are. In 2013, he sang in both the American Premiere of Nico Muhly’s My Days, performed at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue with viol consort Fretwork, and in a tribute concert for Elliott Carter at Juilliard, in Mad Regales.

Most recently, Mr. Jones sang as a soloist in a Carnegie Hall performance of Messiah with Musica Sacra, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the St. Thomas Choir and Concert Royal, and in Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Clarion Choir and Orchestra.