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Elin Manahan Thomas

Born in Swansea, the soprano Elin Manahan Thomas read Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic at Clare College, Cambridge before embarking on a busy musical career. She first received great acclaim for her performance in Bach’s St Matthew Passion under Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, and for her soaring top line in Allegri’s Miserere under Harry Christophers, and gave the world premiere of Sir John Tavener’s Requiem under the late Richard Hickox in Liverpool Cathedral. She has appeared at the Edinburgh International Festival and Lufthansa Festival, as well as at the Wigmore Hall, London and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. She has been heard on numerous radio programmes and on television has appeared in Birth of British Music (BBC 2), Sacred Music (BBC 4), How Music Works (Channel 4), and, on Christmas Day, A Musical Nativity (BBC 2). She was also the main performer in S4C’s six-part documentary Y Sopranos, and as a presenter has twice been nominated for a Bafta. She released her debut album, Eternal Light with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, in 2007, and is the first singer ever to record Bach’s Alles mit Gott, a birthday ode written in 1713 and rediscovered in 2005. Her large discography now includes five solo albums. In 2012 Elin Manahan Thomas was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, which she considers her greatest honour and achievement so far – apart from having her baby boy!



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