Lawrence Dauncey had a wonderfully pure, quiet voice that caused an audience to hush in order to listen. this quality combined with beautiful phrasing and superb breath control made him a great soloist whether it be Stanford's magnificat in C or Elizabeth Poston's "Jesus Christ the apple tree". The latter being a finale in LA after a two week tour which brought Winchester Cathedral huge recognition and provided the other side of the Atlantic with a great example of the quality produced by English choral institutions. Lawrence finished off the concert with assured, pure vocals which brought the audience to it's feet. Boy trebles are not rare, but finding one with natural ability is. On asking Lawrence who he looked up to he replied 'Tom Drew' ex-chorister at Winchester Cathedral and Placido Domingo.
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