Laurie Williams is the founder and musical director of The Old Scholars’ Choir.
He has been a member of various Adelaide choirs, including the Adelaide University Choral Society, the St Peter’s Cathedral choir and several other church choirs.
He is an occasional organist, mostly self trained.
Laurie is not a professional musician. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from The University of Adelaide.
He is a firm believer in the benefits of physical fitness, including for singing. His fitness activities include running, swimming, gym, bike riding and bushwalking.
Auld Lang Syne
Away in a Manger
Murray’s melody Mueller
melody Cradle Song attributed to Kirkpatrick, with separate harmony for last verse
Brightest and Best
hymn tune with SATB harmony
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
Early One Morning
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Valiant Hearts
last verse descant for hymn tune Ellers
pointing and SATB chant in 3
pointing and SATB chant
The Star Spangled Banner
When God of Old Came Down from Heaven
minor version of commonly used tune and harmony
a variation of Thomas Dekker’s lullaby poem
traditional English melody with SATB harmony
Silent Night (Stille Nacht)
English and German text
Gruber’s famous melody with simple TTBB harmony
other versions on the way too
The Ash Grove
traditional melody with SATB harmony
The Skye Boat Song
traditional Scottish melody with SATTB harmony
a longer arrangement for larger choir is on the way
© Laurie Williams Music, Adelaide, South Australia, 2014, 2017