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Two fine artists, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and harpist Catrin Finch, come together to present an intimate programme ideal for Champs Hill’s Music Room. Entitled Secret Places of the Soul, it is a beautifully created sequence of music by Dowland, Handel, Schubert, Fauré and Rodrigo and including the affecting traditional music from their native Wales.
Possessing a voice with an extraordinary range, Elin is one of the 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. Her recordings range from the renaissance to Handel to Elgar and beyond, most recently Karl Jenkins’ Cantata Aberfan alongside Bryn Terfel. Harpist Catrin Finch studied at The Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music, in 2000 – 2004 having the honour of reviving the ancient tradition of Royal Harpist to H.R.H, the Prince of Wales, last held in 1873. She has recorded for most of the major international recording companies both solo and with notable artists such as Bryn Terfel, Sir James Galway and Julian Lloyd-Webber.
Wine included in the ticket price and served from 6.45pm
Gardens open from 5.00pm for picnics
Generously sponsored by David and Mary Bowerman
Elin Manahan Thomas and Catrin Finch (photo: Rhys Frampton)