Jack Lawrence-Jones Baritone

About

Jack is a classically trained baritone, based in London. He is a Britten Pears Young Artist, a London Festival Opera Young Artist, a Garsington Alvarez Young Artist and a Live Music Now Artist. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Jack sings in operas, concerts and recitals.

Recent and upcoming roles include Pollux in Rameau Castor et Pollux (The Opera Company & Jonathan Williams), Osman/Huascar in Rameau Les Indes galantes (Ensemble OrQuesta), Pollux/Rameau in Rameau's Roots (The Opera Company), Conte in Mozart Le nozze di Figaro (St Paul's Opera, Ensemble OrQuesta), Belcore in Donizetti L'elisir d'amore (London Opera Productions), Moralès in Bizet Carmen (Kentish Opera), Graf (cover) in Strauss Capriccio (Garsington Festival) and the title role in Dove The Enchanted Pig (Hampstead Garden Opera).

In new operas, Jack has created the roles of Groundhog in Mosley Aurora (Bury Court Opera, Grimeborn Festival), the title role in Ashby Clive (Gestalt Arts), and played Thomas Bowdler in the UK premiere of Alex Paxton's The Equivocal Harriet Bowdler.

Recent concert work includes Fauré and Brahms Requiem (The Cornerstone Choir and Orchestra), Fauré and Duruflé Requiem (Bromley Philharmonic Choir), Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem (New Sussex Singers), Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass, and Haydn The Creation (Maldon Choral Society), Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs (London Concert Choir), and Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music for the Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert at the Cadogan Hall.

Recent recitals include recitals around England with Live Music Now, a solo recital at the Red House, Aldeburgh, and Jack's Aldeburgh Festival debut as part of a recital of Korngold and Schumann songs.

Jack has appeared in masterclasses with Robin Bowman, Susan McCulloch, Sarah Connolly, Roderick Williams, Peter Rose, Andrew Kennedy, Nicky Spence, Graham Johnson, Richard Stokes, Julius Drake, Susan Bickley, Thomas Quasthoff, and Edith Wiens.

Jack is a member of Shards, a London based experimental vocal group. They released their first album, Find Sound, in August 2019 (available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and more).

In his spare time, Jack enjoys programming, playing piano and squash.

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