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Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas to join Cantemus for Messiah on December 4th

We’re thrilled that leading Welsh soprano, Elin Manahan Thomas, will be joining us for our 4th December performance of Handel’s Messiah! This is the first time Elin has worked with Cantemus and we’re really looking forward to performing with her.

With her soaring high notes, vocal agility and purity of tone, Swansea-born Elin is known for her fine interpretations of Baroque music . She’s widely acclaimed for her dazzling performances, including the London Paralympics Opening Ceremony in 2012, where she performed to a global audience of one billion people.

As well as performing regularly on national television and radio as a singer, Elin has a busy career as a broadcaster and presenter and was one of the commentators at the final of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015. She’s also a familiar voice on Radio 3 and is an Honorary Fellow at the RWCMD.

Singing alongside Elin will be Cathy Bell (alto), Ben Thapa (tenor) and Philip Tebb (bass).

The specialist Baroque orchestra, Réjouissance, will be accompanying us again on period instruments. The group is led by Simon Jones, Head of String Performance at the RWCMD and we’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with this wonderful ensemble.

Following Cantemus’ very successful performance of Messiah in Buckingham Palace last December, this year’s concert promises to be another unforgettable evening. So please put the date in your diaries! Friday 4th December, 7.45pm at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Tickets are £25, half price for under 30s, available from the RWCMD box office on 029 2039 1391. They’re already selling fast, so if you only go to one “Messiah” this year, make it this one!

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