Bass – Baritone
An Oxford graduate in modern languages and then of the Royal Academy of Music,
Lawrence mixes performing in opera (most recently Germont Père La Traviata in Sicily) and
oratorio (Messiah in Ireland, 2019 ) and is proud to have participated at the heart of the
nation’s worship and pageantry as a Lay Vicar at Westminster Abbey. In addition he tours
the world’s concert halls and opera houses in John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir
(shortly pre-lockdown they performed Beethoven 9 in Carnegie Hall, NY). His recordings
include Jupiter: Rameau Castor et Pollux (Erato), Tavener Akathist (BBC), Purcell Dioclesian
under Trevor Pinnock, and Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ for BBC NOW. He also enjoys putting
his linguistic skills to good use managing cultural tours abroad.
Eleanor was inspired to study singing after studying Pierrot Lunaire with Daniel Harding and Simon Rattle and has since pursued a joint career as both singer and pianist at an international level. She has been a member of the Monteverdi Choir for several years and toured all over the world with them performing at all the major concert halls and opera houses in Europe and the USA. Eleanor sang full-time with the BBC Singers for five years with whom she broadcast regularly for BBC Radio 3 and appeared regularly on TV at the BBC Proms.