Seren Cai Thomas
- Eriks Esenvalds (b. 1977):
- 1Only in Sleep04:54
- Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958):
- 3Silent Noon (Arr. Donald Fraser )04:02
- George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759):
- 4Serse, HWV 40, Act I: "Ombra mai fu"03:06
- Claude-Michel Schönberg (b. 1944):
- 5Les Misérables: "Bring Him Home" (Arr. Fedor Vrtacnik)03:50
- Karl Jenkins (b. 1944):
- 6Ave Verum04:04
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791):
- 7Vesperae Solennes de confessore K. 339: V. Laudate Dominum03:56
- George Frideric Handel:
- 8Rinaldo, HWV 7b: "Lascia ch'io pianga"04:18
- Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924):
- 9Requiem, Op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu (Arr. David Hill)03:01
- John Brunning (b. 1954):
- 10The Lord is my Shepherd03:20
- Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924):
- 11The Blue Bird03:43
- 12The Ash Grove (Arr. Donald Fraser)03:55
- Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978):
- 13The Ground03:37
Info for Seren
Praised for his musicality and exceptional voice, Cai Thomas has already built up a global following and has featured in segments for ITV news and Classic FM. Following a successful Kickstarter funding campaign and, with the help of his family, friends, local community and hundreds of new friends from around the world, Rubicon Classics is proud to support Cai for the release of his debut album.
In ‘Seren’ (meaning ‘Star’ in Welsh), the young treble will be singing some of the nations’s best-loved choral and traditional songs, with stunning arrangements from the likes of Donald Fraser, David Hill and Fedor Vrtacnik.
"A brilliant young talent" (John Suchet, Classic FM)
"The new treble on the block" (Mark Forrest, Scala Radio)
Cai Thomas, treble Aksel Rykkvin, baritone (track 6) Julian Cooper, organ (track 9) Choristers of St. Thomas-on-The Bourne Bourne Ensemble (tracks 2, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13) London Mozart Players (tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 10) Pegasus (tracks 1, 7, 11) Robert Lewis, direction
began singing with the Choir of St Thomas-on-the-Bourne at the age of seven. At twelve, he had the opportunity to record some music for a major label, and while the label didn’t think it was worth the risk to make a full album with a treble, Cai did, and so did many of his family and friends. Cai put together a Kickstarter campaign and, with the help of his family, friends, local community and hundreds of new friends from around the world, Cai’s campaign reached its target and the album, Seren, was recorded. The album will be released with Rubicon Classics in Spring 2020. His debut single Suo-Gân was released on 22 November 2019 and is available to listen or buy here.
Cai has won the support of Classic FM who have promoted his new single Suo-Gan across widely across their programmes. They posted a video recording of Handel’s ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ on their Facebook page which gained 250,000 views in the first 24 hours! And Charlotte Hawkins chose him as one of her Young Classical stars of the week.
He has been played and interviewed on BBC radio in the South and in Wales and was a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Chorister of the Year competition. Further media appearances include ITV News; S4C’s Heno programme and Simon Lole’s series ‘Sacred Harmony’ for Sky’s TBNUK . Cai continues to sing with the choir of St Thomas-on-the-Bourne under Rob Lewis, and in 2019 appeared with Excelsis, the London Mozart Players and Sir Karl Jenkins at Grayshott Concerts for a Classic FM broadcast and at Grove of Narberth, Wales.