The classic Aled Jones power station at Winchester Cathedral

ONE of the vocal powerhouses of the classical world will perform their unique concert of music and stories at Winchester Cathedral next month.

Aled Jones has announced a very special tour which will see him perform at cathedrals and churches across the UK. He comes to Winchester on February 27.

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. Having reached the top of the Official UK Classics Chart when it was released in 2020, it also reached the top 15 on the Official UK Albums Chart and features top-rated classics including How Can I Keep From Singing?, Sunrise Sunset, Hail Mary and Bless. This house.

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.

Aled also forged a long career as a television and radio presenter. As well as having his own show on BBC Radio Wales, he hosts the most listened to Sunday show on Classic FM and has been a favorite presenting Songs of Praise on BBC 1 for almost 20 years.

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Aled will be accompanied on tour by nominated British classically trained soprano Carly Paoli. Born in the UK but with strong Italian roots, Carly dueted 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.

For tickets, go to ticketek.co.uk.

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