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Meilir Jones

Bass-Baritone

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Welsh bass-baritone Meilir Jones is a popular soloist for both oratorio and concerts with Male Voice Choirs across the country.

Possessing a beautiful, rich and effortless bass-baritone voice, Meilir is a first-class honours graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, with a postgraduate distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London. 

Welsh bass-baritone Meilir Jones sang the Messenger in the staged British premier of Handel’s Belshazzar and covered Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro, for The Grange Festival 2019. He also performed the Jailer & Sciarrone in a semi-staged production of Tosca with Sir Bryn Terfel, Kristine Opolais and Vittorio Grigolo at the 2019 Abu Dhabi International Festival. Other roles include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Belcore in The Elixir of Love and Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin for Opra Cymru, Plunkett in Friedrich von Flotow’s Martha with Burry Port Opera,; cover Anwar and semi chorus in Gair ar Gnawd, a new Welsh opera by contemporary composer, Pwyll ap Siôn for Welsh National Opera; Dewi in the World Premiere of The Hidden Valley by Richard Barnard in association with Welsh National Opera for Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival in London and Speaker in The Magic Flute with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama at Sherman Theatre in Cardiff.  Upcoming roles include Don Alfonso and Leporello for Amersham Festivall and Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra.

A First-class honours graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, with a postgraduate distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, Meilir has won several competitions and received generous support from the Arts Council of Wales, Bryn Terfel Foundation and Sickle Foundation. Solo concert highlights include the first performance of Handel’s Messiah at Wales Millennium Centre, Brynfest at Southbank Centre and the Festival of Male Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall. IN 2017, Meilir performed as part of a trio to mark the Passchendaele Centenary at Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium, which was broadcast live on BBC 1.  

As a soloist, Meilir performs regularly with Male Voice Choirs across Wales and oratorio societies throughout the UK. Oratorio repertoire includes: Bach; Christmas Oratorio & Coffee Cantata, Beethoven; Mass in C major & Symphony No.9, Bernstein; Chichester Psalms, Britten; Rejoice in the Lamb, Duruflé; Requiem, Dvorak; Stabat Mater & Mass in D major, E. Rhys-Harry; Santes Dwynwen & Mass of the Martyrs, Fauré; Requiem, Finzi; Lo, the full final sacrifice, Handel; Messiah, Haydn; Creation & St Nicholas Mass, Joseph Parry; Emmanuel, Mozart; Requiem, Coronation Mass, Sparrow Mass, Vesperae de Confessors. Puccini; Messa di Gloria, Rossini; Petite Messe Solennelle & Stabat Mater, Rutter; Mass of the Children, Saint-Saëns; Christmas Oratorio, Tippet; A Child of our Time, Vaughan Williams; Mass in G minor. Upcoming concerts include Messiag at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea with the Gower Chorale, Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Laurence Cummings and Mozart Requiem with the Orchestre de Bretagne in Rennes.


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28/09/2019Leporello in Concert performance of Don Giovanni with the Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra at St Peter's Church, Notting Hill, London
15/12/2019Mozart Requiem with the Gower Chorale, 19.00 at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
04/03/2020Baritone Solo in Handel's Dixit Dominus with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Laurence Cummings at The Lighthouse, Poole, 19.30
Bach, J.S. Christmas Oratorio
Bach, J.S. Cantata BWV 126
Bach, J.S. Cantata BWV 176
Bach, J.S. Cantata BWV 192
Beethoven Mass in C Major
Beethoven Choral Symphony
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
Duruflé Requiem
Dvorak Requiem
Dvorak Stabat Mater
Dvorak Mass in D Major
Edward Rhys Harry Santes Dwynwen
Edward Rhys-Harry Mass of the Matyrs
Fauré Requiem
Finzi Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice
Handel Messiah
Handel BelshazzarMessenger
Haydn Creation
Haydn St. Nicholas Mass
Joseph Parry Emmanuel
Joseph Parry Blodwen
Mozart Requiem
Mozart Coronation Mass
Mozart Sparrow Mass
Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
Puccini Messa di Gloria
Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle
Rutter Mass of the Children
Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio
Tippett A Child of our Time
Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor
Bach, J.S.
Christmas Oratorio
Bach, J.S.
Cantata BWV 126
Bach, J.S.
Cantata BWV 176
Bach, J.S.
Cantata BWV 192
Beethoven
Mass in C Major
Beethoven
Choral Symphony
Bernstein
Chichester Psalms
Britten
Rejoice in the Lamb
Duruflé
Requiem
Dvorak
Requiem
Dvorak
Stabat Mater
Dvorak
Mass in D Major
Edward Rhys Harry
Santes Dwynwen
Edward Rhys-Harry
Mass of the Matyrs
Fauré
Requiem
Finzi
Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice
Handel
Messiah
Handel
Belshazzar
Messenger
Haydn
Creation
Haydn
St. Nicholas Mass
Joseph Parry
Emmanuel
Joseph Parry
Blodwen
Mozart
Requiem
Mozart
Coronation Mass
Mozart
Sparrow Mass
Mozart
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
Puccini
Messa di Gloria
Rossini
Petite Messe Solenelle
Rutter
Mass of the Children
Saint-Saëns
Christmas Oratorio
Tippett
A Child of our Time
Vaughan Williams
Mass in G Minor
Burry, Dean The Brothers GrimmJacob Grimm
Donizetti L'Elisir d'AmoreBelcore
Flotow MarthaPlunkett
Mozart Die Zauberflöte The Speaker
Mozart Cosi Fan TutteDon Alfonso
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro Figaro *(cover)
Puccini ToscaSciarrone/ Jailer
Pwyll ap Siôn Gair ar GnawdAnwar
Richard Barnard The Hidden ValleyDewi
Tchaikovsky Eugene OneginZaretsky
Burry, Dean
The Brothers Grimm
Jacob Grimm
Donizetti
L'Elisir d'Amore
Belcore
Flotow
Martha
Plunkett
Mozart
Die Zauberflöte
The Speaker
Mozart
Cosi Fan Tutte
Don Alfonso
Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro
Figaro *(cover)
Puccini
Tosca
Sciarrone/ Jailer
Pwyll ap Siôn
Gair ar Gnawd
Anwar
Richard Barnard
The Hidden Valley
Dewi
Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin
Zaretsky

Opera

The Magic Flute

Speaker in The Magic Flute for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Sherman Theatre Cardiff, March 2014
Opera Magazine
.... a further sinister overtone, which was countered only by the dignity of Meilir Jones’s Speaker.

The Hidden Valley

Dewi in The Hidden Valley for Tête á Tête – The Opera Festival, August 2013
Onestoparts
Meilir Jones also gave a compelling performance: his Dewi was tender, bewildered and heartfelt, exactly what was needed, played with well-judged understatement and sung with lyrical beauty even at this early stage in his career.

Concerts & Recitals

Soloist in concert with the Blaenavon Male Voice Choir, December 2012
South Wales Argus
They were well supported by soloists from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Bass baritone Meilir Jones brought a hush to the audience in his a cappella folksong ‘Dafydd y garreg wen’

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