Erin, a year 13 pupil from St Michael’s School, showcased her choral talent in front of King Charles and Queen Camilla recently as part of their first trip to Wales since their Coronation in May.
Erin performed as the winner of the Brecon Choir Festival Young Singer of the Year, which she won back in May. She sang the Benedictus from Rod Paton’s Jazzmass and was followed by other performers participating in the Brecon Choir Festival. In their live coverage of the royal visit, Wales Online reported:
“Charles and Camilla have taken their seats for a short programme of music by performers from the Brecon Choir Festival. They’re watching a solo performance from the Ascension Jazzmass, the opening concert of this year’s festival. This is being accompanied by members from The Ascension and Cathedral choirs as well as musicians who are students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, of which the King was long-standing President as Prince of Wales.”
“The King and Queen were entertained by the winner of the Young Singer Award, Erin Thomas, as well as a solo performance from the Ascension Jazzmass, the opening act of this year’s choir festival.
“Wales is known as ‘the Land of Song’, and members of the Ascension and Cathedral choirs accompanied the performers and students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.”
Erin has had a fantastic year. As well as studying for her A Levels, she has won several singing competitions and participated in many performances. She will apply for music conservatoires in November to continue her very promising music career.