He is a choral and orchestral conductor, bass singer
and teacher raised in Philadelphia,
often known as Larry. He
studied at the Westminster Choir
College, graduating in 1978,
and was a touring member of the Westminster Choir where he sung with many
orchestras under acclaimed conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Antal Dorati, Zubin Mehta and Robert Shaw.
He took further studies at Temple
University and East
and performed as a professional soloist , as a
member of The Philadelphia Singers for 9 years and as a member of the Opera
Company of Philadelphia Chorus. In 1986 he founded a community choir
in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
He has more recently been a
member of The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham and performed with the ensemble
In 1989 he relocated to Cary, North Carolina, and went
to the White Plains United Methodist Church as the Director of Music Ministries
and two years later he became a co-founder of the symphonic choir The
Concert Singers of Cary which became known for giving performances with The
Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, The Durham Symphony, The North Carolina
Symphony and the Raleigh Symphony among others.
As a conductor and chorus master he has worked with
the Raleigh Symphony and the North Carolina Opera Company and as a music
director he has worked in Quakertown, Pennsylvania’s
First United Church of Christ and Morganton,
North Carolina’s First
Church. Most recently he has been the
Director of Music Ministries at Watt
Church in Durham,
No stranger to the recording studio he has performed
on albums such as Gloria! Gloria!
by Benita Valente, The
Philadelphia Singers & The Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of
Philadelphia and Like As a Hart, O Magnum Mysterium
and the Grammy nominated Haydn: Lord
Nelson Mass by The Westminster Choir.
In the field of musical education he has been a
faculty member at Cary Academy
in North Carolina and runs
his own voice studio.
The Philadelphia Singers recordings
Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John
RCA 6559-2-RC (Gloria! Gloria!)
Soprano – Benita Valente
Concerto Soloists Chamber
Orchestra of Philadelphia
Conductor – Michael Korn
Liner Notes: Gloria! Gloria!