Beginning at St Mary’s Church in Nottingham on February 23, the tour will visit some of the UK’s finest sacred buildings, including Bristol Cathedral, Manchester Monastery, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Coventry Cathedral and the Durham Cathedral, before ending at St Asaph’s Cathedral on March 26.
The tour will see Aled perform tracks from his album Blessings, which features songs from different faiths – Quaker, Christian, Catholic, Muslim and Buddhist – including uplifting hymns, lyrics and scriptures set to music.
Having reached the top of the Official UK Classics Chart when it was released in 2020, it also reached the top 15 on the Official UK Albums Chart and features top-rated classics including How Can I Keep From Singing?, Sunrise Sunset, Hail Mary and Bless. This house.
Forty years have passed since Aled was an altar boy at Bangor Cathedral, having received countless prestigious awards, record sales and chart success.
He is the original star of the classic crossover, having performed for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE and amassed over 10 million album sales throughout his extraordinary career.
After beginning his career at the age of 12, Aled became one of the most successful boy sopranos in the world, releasing 12 hit albums in 4 years, the defining moment being Walking In The Air, the hit song from the family favorite movie The Snowman. . Since then he has released over 40 albums and has over 40 silver, gold and platinum records.
Aled also forged a long career as a television and radio presenter. As well as having his own show on BBC Radio Wales, he hosts the most listened to Sunday show on Classic FM and has been a favorite presenting Songs Of Praise on BBC 1 for almost 20 years.
Aled will be accompanied on tour by nominated British classically trained soprano Carly Paoli. Born in the UK but with strong Italian roots, Carly dueted with José Carreras for HRH The Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle and with Andrea Bocelli, which later aired on PBS television. Her new album, Carly Paoli & Friends released in September 2021 is an eclectic selection of duets covering all musical genres. Featuring artists such as Joseph Calleja, Elaine Paige and Tony Hadley in one of the most remarkable witty numbers, she is joined by Aled himself in a new version of the beautiful Irish anthem, Be Thou My Vision.
23 February St Mary’s Church, Nottingham
February 24 Bristol Cathedral, Bristol
February 25 St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire
February 27 Winchester Cathedral, Winchester
February 28 St Albans Cathedral, St Albans
March 1 Guildford Cathedral, Guildford
Wells Cathedral from March 3, Wells
March 4 Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield
5 March Chelmsford Cathedral, Chelmsford
March 7 Manchester Monastery, Manchester
8 March Litchfield Cathedral, Litchfield
March 10 Exeter Cathedral, Exeter
March 11 Hereford Cathedral, Hereford
12 March Cardiff Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
March 14 Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican), Liverpool
March 15 Coventry Cathedral, Coventry
March 16 Rochester Cathedral, Rochester
18 March Ely Cathedral, Ely
March 19 Portsmouth Cathedral, Portsmouth
March 21 Beverley Minster, Parish Centre, Beverley
March 22 Durham Cathedral, Durham
March 23 Paisley Abbey, Paisley
March 25 Bangor Cathedral, Bangor
March 26 St. Asaph Cathedral, St. Asaph