Photo credit Marco Borggreve
Philip Lawson Short Bio:
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 was for 11 years a Lay Clerk in the choir of Salisbury Cathedral. 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. In January 2012 Philip moved on from The King’s Singers to pursue his growing arranger/composer/teacher career. He now has a writing and consultancy deal with Hal Leonard Corporation, and gives regular choral workshops in the UK and abroad. Philip also teaches singing at the University of Bristol, Salisbury Cathedral School and the renowned Wells Cathedral specialist music school. In 2016 he was appointed Musical Director of The Romsey Singers.