Philip Lawson

Instrument: Voice

Having worked in London as a freelance baritone, performing regularly with The BBC Singers, The Taverner Choir, The Sixteen and the choirs of St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, Philip Lawson sang in the choir of Salisbury Cathedral for 11 years, while Director of Music at a local school. He joined The King’s Singers in January 1994, replacing founder-member Simon Carrington. In 18 years singing with the group he performed more than 2,000 concerts, co-presented over 300 workshops and appeared on 25 CDs, several DVDs and numerous radio and television programmes. After the departure of Bob Chilcott in 1987 he was also the group’s principal arranger, contributing over 50 arrangements to the repertoire, including 10 for the 2008 album “Simple Gifts”, which went on to win the 2009 GRAMMY award for Best Classical Crossover Album. Philip now has a writing and consultancy deal with Hal Leonard Corporation, and teaches singing at Wells Cathedral School, Salisbury Cathedral School and the University of Bristol.

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