I was thrilled to be the Program Director for the inaugural Elora Festival Summer Program in Ensemble and Solo Singing. It was a wonderful week of working with emerging artists and brought together my interests and professional experiences from a founding member of Cantus to my current work as an educator, artist and producer.
Tenor Lawrence Wiliford will be joining the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for performances of Beethoven's 9th Symphony in April/May and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for performances of Mozart's Requiem in May. These will be Wiliford's first performances of 2022 and he is thrilled to be joining his friends and colleagues on the concert stage!
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting a live / live-streamed performance of Britten's Serenade as part of their Fall programming in 2021. This will be Lawrence's first live public performance since the onset of the global pandemic.
Chor Leoni recording, When There is Peace, featuring Lawrence Wiliford, a 2020 JUNO Award Nominee for Classical Album of the Year: Choral or Vocal.
Canadian Art Song Project recording, Healey Willan: Summer Night, a 2020 JUNO Award Nominee for Classical Album of the Year: Choral or Vocal. Lawrence Wiliford co-led the Artistic Direction on this project
- poetry by Du Fu (ca. 750 CE) as set by Vikram Seth
Lawrence Wiliford, Tenor
Sanya Eng, Harp
Patty Chan, Erhu
Michael Savona, Guitar
Toronto Music Garden
Conducted by Karl Hirzer
Calgary Philharmonic Chorus
Hélène Brunet, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Wiliford, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Jack Singer Concert Hall