Mark in rehearsal

Voce Chamber Choir

Upcoming performances


Tell me, Smiling Child (Emily Bronte)

Voce Chamber Choir cond. Suzi Digby

Saturday 31 August, Bath Abbey 1pm;

St Mary's Church, Timsbury, Somerset, 7pm

Past Performances


Good Day, Sir Christemas! Voce Chamber Choir, St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge

The Hall on the Hill

Community opera marking the bicentenary of St George's Bristol

Music by Mark Lawrence, words by Claire Williamson

Music Box Children's Opera Group, Gurt Lush choir,

with Samir Savant (tenor)


' Brundibar' Children's opera (1938) by Hans Krasa

Music Box Children's Opera Group, conducted by Mark Lawrence

St George's Bristol


Mark was awarded the 2018 Lady Groves Prize

for his 'outstanding contribution to music in the community'

  • all music © Mark Lawrence
  • all photos © Mark Lawrence unless otherwise credited
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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