Laurence Whitehead is Head of Academic Music and singing tutor at Wells Cathedral School, England. He is a Choral Scholar graduate from
King's College, Cambridge, renowned for it’s excellence in choral music. He continued his studies in London, first at the Guildhall School of Music and then at the Royal College of Music. Laurence won two major national competitions: the Dermott Simpson Award for Baritones and a
Young Artists Award from the National Federation of Music Societies. Laurence has appeared regularly as a soloist for Choral Societies throughout the UK. Highlights include performances of Mozart’s Requiem with Sir David Willcocks at the Royal Albert Hall, London, and
Handel’s Messiah with Sir Colin Davis. He has also sung with many famous choirs including the BBC Singers, The Taverner Consort, The Sixteen, The English Consort, Polyphony, The Gabrieli Consort, The Hilliard Ensemble and The London Sinfonietta Voices. Laurence has appeared at major London festivals such as the Verdi Festival, the Covent Garden Opera Festival and the Royal Opera House. Laurence was also a Vicar Choral with the eminent Wells Cathedral Choir, which
dates back to the year 909, and has been Choirmaster at Encore Music Projects International Summer School 2018.