Mr. Jones has performed roles with companies such as Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Saratoga, Sarasota Opera, Amarillo Opera, and Opera North. On the concert stage, he has sung as a soloist with the Utah Symphony, Boston Baroque, Charlotte Symphony, Boston Pops, Albany Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Musica Sacra, with whom he made his company debut in a performance of Messiah at Carnegie Hall. In 2016, Lawrence sang the role of Consigliere in Stradella’s SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA with Haymarket Opera of Chicago, and this season he reprised his role in performances at the Valletta International Baroque Festival in Malta. His concert engagements this season include the role of the Evangelist in C.P.E. Bach’s St. John Passion with the Saint Thomas Choir and New York Baroque Incorporated, a program of Bach Cantatas with American Classical Orchestra, and his debut at Alice Tully Hall as tenor soloist in Schubert’s Mass in E-Flat with the Riverside Choral Society.
Lawrence is active in the performance of contemporary works. At the Tanglewood Music Festival, he sang a featured role in the American Stage Premiere of Elliott Carter’s opera WHAT NEXT?, conducted by James Levine. He made his company debut in Oliver Knussen’s WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE at New York City Opera. Other recent projects have included Arvo Pärt’s Passio with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the American Premiere of Nico Muhly’s My Days, performed at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue with viol consort Fretwork, and a tribute concert for Elliott Carter at Juilliard, in Mad Regales.
Mr. Jones also frequently performs the works of Bach. His credits include the Evangelist in the Christmas Oratorio with the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, and tenor soloist in the St. John Passion with the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, Bach Society of St. Louis, and the New Mexico Philharmonic. In New York he sang as tenor soloist in the St. Matthew Passion with the Saint Thomas Choir and Concert Royal, and as the Evangelist in the St. John Passion with the Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra of St. John the Divine.
Lawrence has sung as a member of many professional chamber and vocal ensembles, including the Clarion Music Society, Saint Thomas Choir, Ensemble Origo, TENET, and the renaissance vocal ensemble, Cut Circle. With the latter, he has toured across Europe, including performances in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium. With the Clarion Choir, he participated in the Grammy nominated recording of Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week, as well as in the accompanying tour which premiered the work in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and London.