Laurence Caldecote

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About Laurence

Organist, pianist, and composer, specialising in choral accompaniment

Laurence is Assistant Organist at All Saints' Northampton. He regularly accompanies various choirs for services which deputise for resident choirs for services across the UK, including the Cathedrals of Blackburn, Bury St. Edmunds, Canterbury, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Norwich, and York Minster. In June 2015, Laurence accompanied the Choir of Peel Cathedral on the Isle of Man at a Service of Thanksgiving, in the presence of HRH Princess Royal. As a recitalist, Laurence has played many venues around the UK including the Minsters of Leeds and King’s Lynn; the Cathedrals of Chester, Leicester, Liverpool (Anglican and Metropolitan), Portsmouth, Sheffield and Wakefield, and many other venues including Blenheim Palace, near Oxford, and at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. Laurence has given recitals in Norway, and the USA. He is also an accomplished pianist, specialising in accompanying vocal soloists. Laurence has written much choral music including Communion services, Evening Canticles, three sets of Responses, numerous introits, anthems, hymn tunes and psalm chants.

Performance details
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Baroque, Classical, Early music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service
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Other skills:
Theory teaching, Composer
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From customers:

Dr M, 4 years ago

Having Laurence at the keys allowed me to completely concentrate on the choir, being a service in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal it was necessary to have a player I could trust. Laurence's natural rapport with myself and the choir contributed to the success of the occasion. His flair and sensitive interpretation of the psalms and anthem was praised much by congregation, choir, VIP guests and Royalty alike. I cannot recommend him highly enough

David W, 3 years ago

"Thank you for your work with the choir once again. It's always a pleasure to have you accompanying - the choir takes confidence from the fact the accompaniment will always be there when they expect it, and this confidence reflects in their singing. I look forward to working with you again in the future.