Laurence Kilsby


Laurence is an undergraduate Tenor at the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Timothy Evans-Jones. He is an ABRSM Scholar supported by the Doctor Knobel Fund and is also the recipient of the Keith Nutland Award at the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts and the Chris Treglown Fund Award in Cirencester for 2017.

Laurence was a chorister with the Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum and won the title of BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year in 2009. He was guest treble soloist at the Royal Albert Hall with Lesley Garrett (2011) and Aled Jones (2012) and was a soloist on the acclaimed recording of Mozart’s Coronation MassandSolemn Vespers and the Grammy-nominated album of Handel's L'Allegro, Penseroso ed il Moderato with the Gabrieli Consort.

Oratorio work includes the Tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah at Tewkesbury Abbey and 2nd Israelite and Officer in Esther at the Wigmore Hall. He has also appeared in master classes with Sarah Connolly, James Gilchrist and Roderick Williams.

Operatic work includes chorus/post office clerk in Peter Maxwell-Davies’ Kommilitonen; English Officer in Steven McNeff’s Hedd Wynn with Welsh National Youth Opera; and chorus in Longborough's Orfeo ed Euridice (2017).

Previously for Longborough: Lucano, Ensemble/L'incoronazione di Poppea (2018), Chorus/Orfeo ed Euridice (2017)