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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

Clogau ambassador

This week the Welsh jewellers, Clogau, announced Elin as one of their ambassadors. A lover of the brand’s jewellery for many years, Elin is delighted by the partnership. https://www.clogau.co.uk/aboutclogau/ambassadors.aspx Elin writes:  ‘When I... Read more

Elin is invited to perform at the Royal Wedding

Elin is delighted to have been confirmed as one of the performers at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle, on May 19th at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. In a Press Release issued by Kensington Palace, Elin is named alongside... Read more

‘Tis the season!

Christmas can never come too early, and Elin will be getting into the festive spirit with the first Messiah of the season on November 19th with the Armonico Consort. There are three more chances to hear Elin in the Messiah - in Cambridge, London and... Read more

New song cycle by Jeff Howard for Swansea Festival

On October 4th, as part of Swansea Festival, Elin will give the premiere of a song cycle by composer-conductor-pianist Jeff Howard. Featuring texts by Welsh poets Gillian Clarke, Nigel Jenkins, Vernon Watkins and Islwyn, the cycle has Swansea as its... Read more

Y Dioddefaint - St John Passion on S4C

This Good Friday, at 9pm, sees the first ever broadcast of Bach’s St John Passion in the Welsh language. Translated by Elin and Heini Gruffudd, and performed by a cast of renowned soloists, orchestra and choir, this will be on S4C with subtitles available. If you miss it, it will be available on the iPlayer, along with the behind-the-scenes documentary about the project, Gwaith Mawr Bach.