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Aled Jones

Hear Aled, Sundays, 6-9am

Aled joined BBC Radio in January 2006 to present 'Good Morning Sunday' on Radio 2 and 'The Choir' on Radio 3. He's also become one of the most established and popular presenters of BBC TV's 'Songs of Praise'.

Born in 1970 in Llandegfan, Anglesey, Aled has been singing since he was two years old. At the age of nine, he joined Bangor Cathedral Choir where he came to the attention of a local record company and the BBC. Television performances and album deals followed and Aled achieved international stardom. He has performed with Leonard Bernstein, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Hollywood Bowl.

He turned professional at the age of 12 but had to 'retire' when his voice broke at 16. Advised not to sing for five years to allow his voice to mature, Aled concentrated on tennis and became a county level player. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School; six weeks after leaving theatre school he was cast by Andrew Lloyd Webber in a production of 'Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat'. In 2004 Aled Jones was voted Religious Broadcaster of the Year in the Churches Media Council's Andrew Cross Awards for his work with Songs of Praise.

As well as Good Morning Sunday, Aled Jones can be heard on Radio 2 as a regular presenter of Friday Night Is Music Night.

Aled Jones

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