“Speakman is a highly animated director, one of our region’s best” (John W. Lambert, Classical Voice NC)
Lawrence Speakman has had a long and successful career as choral and orchestral conductor, professional singer, church musician and private voice teacher. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and holds a Master’s Degree in choral and orchestral conducting from East Carolina University. He currently serves as the founding Artistic Director and Conductor of The Concert Singers of Cary.
Mr. Speakman is a long time professional soloist and choral singer who has performed on a national stage with groups such as The Westminster Choir, Conspirare, The Philadelphia Singers, and locally with the Schola Cantorum of Christ Church Raleigh, The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham, and Voices of a New Renaissance. He has sung in small and large ensembles with notable orchestras such as The Boston Symphony, The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Philly Pops, The National Symphony, The Pittsburgh Symphony and Atlanta Symphony. He has also appeared as a soloist in concert and operatic productions at the Spoleto Festivals in Spoleto, Italy and Charleston, South Carolina, and locally with The North Carolina Symphony and The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.
Speakman co-founded the Concert Singers of Cary in 1991 and has served as its Artistic Director and Conductor for 24 years.