ALED JONES - Singer, actor, author and radio/TV presenter has confirmed a unique tour taking in some of the nation’s most beautiful Cathedrals and venues throughout October culminating with a show at London’s Union Chapel.
Loved by the nation originally for his pure treble voice Aled recently celebrated over 25 years as a household name and his career is going from strength to strength. Aled currently has 29 albums to his name - selling over 6 million to date and has been a Presenter on Songs of Praise for over 10 years.
Performing in Cathedrals has been part of Aled’s life since his days in Bangor as a boy chorister This tour sees Aled visit the length and breadth of the country including Durham, Exeter, Ely, Truro, Manchester and before making a return to Bangor. Despite visiting many Cathedrals regularly on ‘Songs of Praise’, this is going to be Aled’s first comprehensive live UK Cathedral tour. He has said:
“This new UK tour is going to be very special to me as at each show either the Cathedral choir or local choirs from the area are going to take part making each occasion unique. I also can’t wait to perform all my favourite songs.”
Aled Jones’ Musical Director Simon Lole is commissioning each choir and full details will be announced soon.
Aled has his own radio show on BBC Radio 2 every Sunday morning from 6-9am called ‘Aled Jones says Good Morning Sunday’. He also presents BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Choir’ as well as having his own chat show on BBC Radio Wales. Along with his radio shows Aled has also been busy filming ‘Escape to the Country’ and ‘Cash in the Attic’ for the BBC and performing and presenting at one-off shows around the UK and in Australia. He has also been filming all over Europe for ‘Classical Destinations’ a series about famous composers.
His theatre credits include playing Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat’, in 2008 he performed as Caractacus Potts in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ at the Wales Millenium Centre and he also played the lead role in Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’ in 2009 and 2011 in Manchester, Plymouth, Dublin and Liverpool.
This tour will not only see Aled performing in some of the country’s most beautiful buildings but also a chance to see him collaborate with wonderful local choirs in each town.