Special guests announced for upcoming visit to Aled Jones Cathedral
SPECIAL guests have been revealed for the upcoming visit to Aled Jones Cathedral.
The tenor has announced that he will be joined by classically trained pianist and composer Tamara Konstantin and British nominated soprano Carly Paoli.
Having performed for HRH Prince Charles, Tamara has been honored by her home country and has had her highly acclaimed compositions performed on Classic FM and BBC Radio.
But music is actually her third successful career – she was the first female political presenter on Georgian television, before becoming vice-president of an oil company.
Ten years ago she returned to her early love of music and three hit albums followed.
His most recent work, Resilience (published by Lastman Music), combines his own fascinating and passionate compositions with his love of the romanticism of Chopin, the strength of Rachmaninoff and the dynamism of Beethoven. Created during the pandemic, it testifies to Tamara’s belief in the power of music to comfort, uplift and bring people together.
Tamara will perform with her trio, the Three Graces, which includes world-renowned cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and violinist Elly Suh.
Born in the UK but with strong Italian roots, Carly Paoli did a duet with José Carreras for HRH the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle and with Andrea Bocelli, which later aired on PBS television.
Her new album, Carly Paoli & Friends released in September 2021 is an eclectic selection of duets covering all musical genres.
Featuring artists such as Joseph Calleja, Elaine Paige and Tony Hadley in one of the most remarkable witty numbers, she is joined by Aled himself in a new version of the beautiful Irish anthem, Be Thou My Vision.
Starting at St Mary’s Church in Nottingham on February 23, the cathedral tour will visit some of the UK’s finest sacred buildings, including Bristol Cathedral, Manchester Monastery, Coventry Cathedral and Durham Cathedral , before ending at St Asaph’s Cathedral on March 26. .
The Walking In The Air star and Songs Of Praise presenter will return to Bangor Cathedral on March 25.
The tour will see Aled perform tracks from his album Blessings, which features songs from different faiths – Quaker, Christian, Catholic, Muslim and Buddhist – including uplifting hymns, lyrics and scriptures set to music.
Forty years have passed since Aled was an altar boy at Bangor Cathedral, having received countless prestigious awards, record sales and chart success.
He is the original star of the classic crossover, having performed for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE and amassed over 10 million album sales throughout his extraordinary career.
After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the most successful boy sopranos in the world, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years, the defining moment being Walking In The Air, the hit song from the family favorite movie The Snowman. .
He has since released over 40 albums and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum records.