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Coronavirus cancellations

Owing to the coronavirus emergency, my forthcoming concerts and appearances have been cancelled. Please check in for updates, or follow on Twitter ad on the FB page. And above all: please, everyone, stay safe, and follow the guidelines. ‘Music is the silence between the notes’ - let’s hope that this silence doesn’t last too long. xx

Teaching and video coaching

Elin offers online one-to-one coaching and teaching, via Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime. Working together, we will focus on technique, stylistic elements, interpretation and performance wellbeing. For more information on rates, dates and times and to... Read more

Royal Wedding reunion!

March 2020 sees Elin reunite with renowned trumpet David Blackadder, and organist Luke Bond, with whom she sang at the Royal Wedding only two years ago. The performers will be bringing a programme of music composed for royal weddings through the... Read more

Bach Mass in B Minor

Join Elin as she sings with the Armonico Consort in a tour of Bach’s masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor. The company will be appearing in Warwick, Malvern, Poole and Yeovil in January and February, St David’s Hall in Cardiff in March, and performing a fitting Easter Day concert in St John’s Smith Square in London. For more information, visit https://www.armonico.org.uk/

Building a Library

You can still catch Elin on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review from Feb 15th. Elin was Building a Library of recordings of Poulenc’s Gloria, in discussion with Andrew McGregor. Follow the link to tune in!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000fffg

Elin Manahan Thomas presents at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

This week soprano Elin Manahan Thomas is part of the presenting team at the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Taking place at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall, Elin has been backstage at the competition all week meeting with the... Read more

Elin Manahan Thomas performs Mozart in Ankara

Elin Manahan Thomas travels to Ankara today to perform Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Presidential Symphony Orchestra on 18th January. Elin appears with a stellar cast: conductor Leo Hussein, soprano Eleanor Dennis, tenor Anthony Gregory, and bass Edward Grint.

Elin will perform the Mass again later in the year, on 22nd March in London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Elin Manahan Thomas in live premiere of Jessica Curry’s ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’

Tonight, 6 November, Elin Manahan Thomas and the Britten Sinfonia give the first ever live performance of Jessica Curry’s BAFTA award-winning score for the game ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’. In this unique mentoring project, musicians from secondary schools in Peterborough and Northampton will rehearse and perform alongside Elin and the orchestra. Elin returns to the music, after having been featured on the original recording for the game itself.

Elin releases new CD of songs by Dilys Elwyn-Edwards

A new CD of music by Welsh composer Dilys Elwyn-Edwards will be released in August on Tŷ Cerdd records. “Mae hiraeth yn y môr” was recorded in February 2018 by Elin and pianist Jocelyn Freeman, and features many of Dilys’ most famous and beloved songs, including the CD title song, taken from the song cycle Caneuon a Tri Aderyn (Songs of the Three Birds). The CD will be launched at Tŷ Cerdd studios on Saturday 4th August.

Eternal Source of Light Divine - Royal Wedding video

Watch the full clip of Elin singing Handel’s ‘Eternal Source of Light Divine’ at the Royal Wedding on 19th May, with David Blackadder (trumpet). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D_hXkJS-LA

Royal Wedding music with Tido

Elin was absolutely thrilled to sing Handel’s beautiful piece ‘Eternal Source of Light Divine’ at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today. Earlier this week Elin chatted to digital music subscription service Tido about the music, and how you can use their innovative app to learn the music. Click the link for the exclusive interview and demo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZeOwSv21qw