Elin Manahan Thomas

Elin Manahan Thomas

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Thomas was born in 1977 in Gorseinon near Swansea, the daughter of M. Wynn Thomas OBE, a Professor of Literature at Swansea University, and Karen Thomas. She was educated at the Welsh-speaking Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr in Gowerton near Swansea, and by the time she was fifteen was singing in the Swansea Bach Choir. She won a choral scholarship to Clare College, Cambridge University, where she gained a starred first in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, and completed an MPhil. After auditioning to Sir John Eliot Gardiner she joined the Monteverdi Choir and in the year 2000 sang much of the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage. In 2001 she moved to pursue postgraduate vocal studies at the Royal College of Music in London.
She went on to sing with The Sixteen, Polyphony, Cambridge Singers and The Gabrieli Consort, as well as pursuing a solo career. She is the first singer ever to record Bach’s Alles mit Gott, a birthday ode written in 1713 and discovered in 2005. She first received great acclaim for her ‘Pie Jesu’ on Naxos’ award-winning recording of the Rutter Requiem.
In 2006 Elin married baritone opera-singer Robert Davies. The couple live in Brighton in Sussex, and have two sons.
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4765970 Elin Manahan Thomas, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Harry Christophers Elin Manahan Thomas, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Harry Christophers - Eternal Light(CD, Album) Universal Music Classics & Jazz 4765970 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
COR16057 The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Elin Manahan Thomas, Roderick Williams (3), The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Mozart*Fauré* The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Elin Manahan Thomas, Roderick Williams (3), The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Mozart*Fauré* - Vespers • Requiem(CD, Sli) CORO (2) COR16057 UK 2008 Sell This Version
ANHREFN 027 Elin Manahan Thomas Papa Haydn(CD, Album) Recordiau Anhrefn ANHREFN 027 UK 2009 Sell This Version
CHAN 0775 Buxtehude*, Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels (2), Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet, Elin Manahan Thomas Buxtehude*, Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels (2), Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet, Elin Manahan Thomas - Membra Jesu nostri(CD, Album) Chaconne CHAN 0775 UK 2010 Sell This Version
SCD2651 Elin Manahan Thomas Byd Y Soprano/Soprano World(CD, Album) Sain SCD2651 UK 2011 Sell This Version
CCS SA 32311 Florilegium* & Elin Manahan Thomas Florilegium* & Elin Manahan Thomas - Vivaldi - Sacred Works For Soprano And Concertos(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) Channel Classics CCS SA 32311 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
INS 508 Adrian Munsey And Andrew Powell Performed By The Philharmonia Orchestra* Featuring Elin Manahan Thomas Adrian Munsey And Andrew Powell Performed By The Philharmonia Orchestra* Featuring Elin Manahan Thomas - Full Circle (2xLP, Album) Music Infinity INS 508 UK 2012 Sell This Version
50999 6 80531 2 3 John Tavener, Ruth Palmer, Josephine Knight, Elin Manahan Thomas, Andrew Kennedy, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Vasily Petrenko John Tavener, Ruth Palmer, Josephine Knight, Elin Manahan Thomas, Andrew Kennedy, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Vasily Petrenko - John Tavener Requiem - British Composers(CD, Album) EMI Classics 50999 6 80531 2 3 Europe 2012 Sell This Version