Spring Opera Concert: An Evening with Danielle Louise Thomas
April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm£29.50
In response to many requests from the clubs membership, Athenaeum President Dr Gaynor Bresnen, has commissioned Proprietor David Cox to produce a further concert with Opera as its main component. David is pleased to announce that Danielle Louise Thomas, will present her Internationally acclaimed showcase performance featuring some of the best-loved arias from the world of Opera. Danielle who recently performed in front of HRH The Prince of Wales, will be accompanied on the Athenaeum Kemble Piano by the renowned concert pianist Stephen Manning’s, who is also an Associate Artiste with The English National Ballet.
DANIELLE LOUISE THOMAS
Danielle Louise Thomas is a multi-award-winning classically trained mezzo-soprano from Liverpool. She is highly regarded Internationally, but particularly within the north-west of England, where she is singer in residence for the city of Liverpool. She is proud to be the first Ambassador for North West Cancer Research. Danielle’s TV debut was at the age of 11. She appeared on BBC’s Songs of Praise performing ‘Morning has broken’ accompanied by Rick Wakeman. In 2013 Liverpool held the final commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. Danielle had the honour of performing John Rutter’s ‘Gaelic Blessing’ at the cathedral in front of veterans, and HRH The Princess Royal. The service was broadcast live on BBC One. Danielle regularly performs in support of British Armed Forces. During 2017 she sang with HM Royal Marines, with performances in London, Liverpool, and Manchester. In May 2018 Danielle debuted at the Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival, where she performed as special guest for Russell Watson. She was accompanied by Simon Chalk playing violin, and the legendary Mike Moran on piano. She was delighted to return to Rye in December 2018, this time as special guest and to duet with Aled Jones. In December 2019,
Danielle was honoured to be asked to perform at the commissioning ceremony for new warship HMS Prince of Wales, with HRH Prince Charles in attendance.
Stephen has been on the music staff at Liverpool Cathedral since 2012, firstly as Assistant Choral Director and latterly as Director of Choral Outreach. He has also been an Associate Artiste with English National Ballet since 2013. Prior to this, he gained a BA (Hons) in Business, and an MBA from Bangor University, and then a further Masters degree in Music from Liverpool University. Stephen is also a freelance accompanist and has established himself as a specialist in playing for higher grades, diplomas, and recitals across the region.