Welsh singer Aled Jones MBE is set to wow audiences across the UK in 2016 as he embarks on a 22-date Cathedral tour.
The household name will visit cathedrals in England, Scotland and his home country of Wales on a series of dates throughout May and June, culminating in a very special ‘home-coming’ show in his home-town of Bangor on July 2.
Tickets for the Aled Jones Cathedral Tour go on sale at 9am Saturday 19 December.
Speaking about the tour Aled said: “I’m never more at home than when performing in one of the UK’s unrivalled cathedrals. I have been fortunate to sing in so many of these beautiful buildings over the years through my work on Songs of Praise but the idea of embarking on my biggest cathedral tour ever next year fills me with so much excitement and joy. I promise to give my best performances yet!”
Aled will be forever remembered as one of the world’s most successful boy sopranos after making his professional debut aged just 12 performing the role of the Angel in Handel’s Oratorio ‘Jeptha’ on BBC2 and BBC Radio 3.
Probably best known for “Walking in the Air”, the song from the animated film The Snowman, Aled had already released 12 albums by the time this was released in 1985.
And since his first album Diolch â Chân was released in 1983 Aled has gone on to release 30 albums selling a staggering eight million records to date. His most recent album One Voice will be released on Friday April 1. This latest release will see Aled duet with his younger self.
The Aled Jones Cathedral Tour is being presented by music promoters Cuffe and Taylor.
Director Peter Taylor said: “We are thrilled to be working with Aled and especially on such an exciting tour. He is, without a doubt, one of the UK’s best known performers and personalities, and someone who will leave audiences absolutely wowed by his voice.
“It is particularly exciting that this is a Cathedral tour as it will really take Aled home to where his career first started more than 30 years ago.”
Aled has also carved himself an acting, TV and broadcasting career with highlights including playing Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’, Caractacus Potts in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and the 2014 sell-out production of White Christmas. He has been a regular on TV screens since his career began with recent highlights including being a contestant on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and presenting Cash in the Attic, Escape to the Country and Daybreak.
He has also enjoyed a long radio career and still has regular shows on both BBC Wales and Classic fm.
Tickets for the Aled Jones Cathedral Tour 2016 are priced from £19.50and are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 844 0444. A limited number of meet and greet tickets will also be available from £55 each.