Welsh Tenors Aled Hall, Alun Rhys-Jenkins and Rhys Meirion, have joined forces to provide an evening’s entertainment of classics from opera, musicals, Welsh songs and hymns, contemporary compositions and medleys that appeal to all tastes and suits every occasion, yet allows allows each of their unique personalities and voices to shine through.
They first came together in 2009 to sing as a trio for the Celtfest in the Cardiff International Arena as part of a line-up of stars to entertain rugby fans prior to a Wales versus New Zealand match. Since receiving a standing ovation for their performance that day, the Three Welsh Tenors have performed at the major Festivals in Wales and become a popular choice for corporate entertainment and as a guest act in concerts.
Engagements have been as varied as the BBC Proms in the Park from Swansea which was televised on BBC 2 Wales, the opening concert at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and performing the National Anthem before a Wales Football International.
They have appeared regularly on the Welsh television channel, S4C, as guests on the Only Men Aloud series, Shan Cothi Series, Rhydian Series, Noson Lawen, and Dechrau Canu, Dechrau Canmol. To coincide with the release of their first album on the Sain Label in 2011 a documentary on the preparation and making of the album was shown on S4C. The channel also commissioned a special programme which followed the three tenors visit to Los Angeles and Seattle in 2012. The Three Welsh tenors have appeared as guests on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night and presented a music programme on Radio Cymru. For Christmas 2012 they hosted a three part series entitled Carolau Gobaith on S4C and most recently this year they hosted a special programme, An Audience with the Three Welsh Tenors on S4C. Forthcoming plans include performances at the North American Festival of Wales in Toronto. Their second album, ‘Tarantella’ was recently released on the Sain label.
All three are professional tenors, with solo careers in their own rights. Rhys Meirion was a principal soloist at English National Opera for three years and has also appeared with Frankfurt Opera, West Australia Opera, Opera Australia and the Hong Kong Festival. His duet album with Bryn Terfel “Benedictus” was nominated for a Classical Brit Award in 2006.
Aled Hall is a frequent performer for Welsh National Opera, Opera Holland Park and has made over 150 appearances at the Royal Albert Hall, London in concerts and operas promoted by Raymond Gubbay. Further afield he has sung at Aix en Provence Festival, Wexford Festival, Tokyo, Salzburg and in Baden Baden.
Like Rhys Meirion, Alun Rhys-Jenkins’ initial career was in teaching but after winning the Towyn Roberts Scholarship, he turned professional and has worked as a soloist for Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Scottish Opera and English National Opera. He also made his European concert debut singing Carmina Burana with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlo Rizzi and recently sang in Beadle in a performance of Sweeney Todd at Llangollen International Eisteddfod.