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Upcoming
September 30, 2014
The Sun Rising: settings of John Donne & contemporaries
Lucas Harris, Lute; Steven Philcox, Piano
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Victoria Chapel, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

October 10 & 11, 2014
Mozart: Requiem
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Matthew Halls
Hobert Circle Theater
Indianapolis, Indiana

November 28, 2014
Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Evangelist)
Toronto Bach Consort
Conducted by Johannes Debus
Toronto, Ontario

November 28, 2014
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Niagara Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Kenneth Woods
Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
St. Catherines, Ontario

December 5 & 6, 2014
Handel: Messiah
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Ragnar Bohlin
Winspear Centre
Edmonton, Alberta

December 16,17,19, 20 & 21, 2014
Handel: Messiah
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Grant Llewellyn
Roy Thompson Hall
Toronto, Ontario

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Bach - St. John Passion
Bach: Johannes-Passion

Released: January 31, 2012
ATMA Classique
Britten - Divine Musick
Bach
"Erwäge, wie sein blutgefärbter Rucken" - Johannes Passion

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POV_AH_2Albert Herring
Pacific Opera Victoria (Albert Herring)

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Britten: Divine Musick
The Late Works for Tenor and Harp
Released: September 28, 2010
ATMA Classique

Nominated by the International Classical Music Awards for Best Vocal Recital CD, 2012
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Mr. Wiliford acknowledges the past and present support of The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Fund

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Latest Reviews
Persée
''Wiliford['s] nimble grace and pure tenor are a delight''
- Glenn Sumi, Now Magazine, May 1-8, 2014; Vol 33 No 35

St. Matthew Passion
'In an all-Canadian cast of soloists, l’Orchestre Métropolitain was fortunate to have entrusted the Evangelist to tenor, Lawrence Wiliford. Though the Evangelist has no formal arias, he is the narrative glue that keeps the oratorio not only intact but lucid. Wiliford was a constant source of wonder. Vocally, he coped with the fiendishly difficult and high-lying tessitura with consummate skill. He deployed a palette of colours, a range of dynamic variation and a linguistic and verbal clarity rarely encountered.''
- Richard Turp, Bachtrack, April 22, 2014

La Guirlande
'Haute-contre tenor Lawrence Wiliford was a powerful and passionate Myrtil, dazzling in his runs''
- Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe, February 17, 2014

Messiah
"The firm voice of tenor Lawrence Wiliford also shone in part two. Wiliford’s nuanced theatricality and powerful voice made his portions – none of which normally stand out – some of the more memorable sections of this Messiah."
- Cy Ashley Webb, Stark Insider, December 16, 2013

Albert Herring
"The large ensemble cast was delightful, though Lawrence Wiliford was a standout in the title role—not just as a tenor, but also as an actor. He was meek and pitiful after Albert’s overbearing mother (mezzo Rebecca Hass) and the committee’s domineering Lady Billows (played by superb soprano Sally Dibblee) bullied him into taking on the May King title. But as the story unfolded, he transformed into a hilarious drunk—withering helplessly into his seat, his legs folding like pretzels when he later tried to walk down the street."
- Alyssa Noel, Georgia Straight, December 2, 2013


"In the title role, tenor Lawrence Wiliford excelled in Albert’s darker moments. [... H]is second act turn as a drunk and frustrated Albert (a cheeky male version of the conventional mad scene) was spectacular, with just the right touch of bitter desperation to move from comic turn to psychodrama."
- David Gordon Duke, The Vancouver Sun, December 2, 2013


"In addition to a lovely lyric tenor, Lawrence Wiliford has a natural gift for comedy. […] Wiliford was absolutely believable as a naturally sweet young man pushed to anger and rebellion by the expectations both of society and his overbearing mother."
- Robin J. Miller, Opera Canada, Spring, 2013

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Ash Roses CD
Derek Holman: Ash Roses
songs for tenor and soprano
Released: March 7, 2014
Centrediscs