Mark Lawrence in rehearsal

Voce Chamber Choir


Forthcoming performances and projects

7 July 2016, 'MacQuest', education project in response to Verdi's opera Macbeth with Iford Opera, composer Richard Barnard and director Rhian Hutchings. The Lantern, Colston Hall, Colston St, Bristol

December 2016, new piece for Christmas, for Voce Chamber Choir with Royal Harpist, Anne Denholm. London, venue and details tba

19-20 November 2017, Hall on the Hill, a community opera commissioned by St George's Bristol to celebrate the history of the building and its community on completion of the new extension

28 October 2018, Home at Last, a community opera to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Church of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol

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‘The music is lovely, intriguing, magical, theatrical . .’

Tony Kushner, playwright, The Illusion at Bristol Old Vic Studio

Mark Lawrence Composer

photography by Graham Burke and Paul Blakemore

‘Diverse sources .. dovetailed beautifully to create a structure that is clear but unforced . .’

Edward Wickham, conductor and critic, ‘Song for Celia,’ for choir and organ.

Home by Christmas showed that music can indeed speak for the whole community to say something significant about life, love, hope, separation, danger, death and even politics . .’

Raymond Warren, Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Bristol

‘I don’t think I’ve been quite so moved by an event in years. I absolutely loved Home by Christmas it was so powerful on so many levels . .’

Catherine Freda, Head of Education, St George’s Bristol