Soprano

Elin Manahan Thomas

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 cellist Sheku Kannuh-Mason, trumpeter David Blackadder, and the Kingdom Choir, along with an orchestra of players from BBC NOW, English Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonia, as well as the choir of St George’s Chapel, conducted by James Vivian
 

Photo credit to Paul Stuart

Elin sings 'How beautiful are the feet' from Handel's Messiah.
Elin sings at the Paralympic Opening ceremony in 2012

Elin on Clogau

When I was growing up, Clogau was a company to be proud of - home-grown, beautiful, and exquisite.

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to wear Clogau jewellery.

To me, their pieces exude quality, care and craftsmanship. But more than that, they convey an emotion.

Over the years, I’ve gifted pendants to family and friends to celebrate birthdays and good news, and to bring good luck, and I’ve been given stunning Clogau earrings and a ring as anniversary gifts.

Wearing this jewellery makes any occasion special, and I’m delighted and honoured to be a Clogau ambassador.

Biography

Elin Manahan Thomas is one of the most foremost sopranos of her generation. Since releasing her début album ‘Eternal Light’ in 2007, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, she has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, and with leading orchestras and conductors. Perhaps most famously known for her performances of baroque masterpieces, Elin is equally at home performing classical and contemporary works.

Elin has performed across Europe at major venues and festivals, including: the Edinburgh festival, St John's Smith Square, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Town Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Casa de Musica in Porto, Zurich Tonhalle, and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

In 2008 Elin gave the World Première of Sir John Tavener’s Requiem in Liverpool Cathedral (also recorded for EMI), and later premiered his Love Duet at the Manchester International Festival in 2013.

Elin sang in the premiere of Karl Jenkin’s ‘Cantata Memoria’ in October 2016, written to commemorate the Aberfan disaster 50 years earlier; the piece was also released on Deutsche Gramophon records.

Alongside concert performances, Elin is also known for her presenting work. She has been twice nominated for a BAFTA Cymru (Best Newcomer, Best Presenter) and has presented for BBC 4 (The Proms) and BBC 2 Wales (Proms in the Park). Elin regularly presents for Radio Cymru, and is presenter on Radio Three’s Early Music Late, on Sunday evenings.

Elin sang for HRH The Prince of Wales at the opening of Swansea University’s new campus in July 2016. In May 2018 she was honoured to perform at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.