Monday, August 4, 2008
Musical Crush of the Week: Elin Manahan Thomas
Gabriel Fauré, Pie Jesu, from the Requiem
I heard Elin Manahan Thomas performing live with The Sixteen at Tewkesbury Abbey in March 2007. She supplied the ethereal high Cs in the Allegri Miserere. She has one of the purest, loveliest soprano voices I have heard in a long time. Her debut solo album is gorgeous. This video clip doesn't do justice to her sublime voice. For more audio clips from the CD, go her her website. A small sample may be enough to convince you to shell out $45.99 for the entire import CD. Meanwhile, her recording of the Fauré Requiem, with Harry Christophers, The Sixteen, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, is now available. I've just ordered a copy.
My poem " Phrasebook " has been published online in Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters .
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