ACCLAIMED singer and tv presenter Aled Jones returns to the North East, performing in concert next week.

The once boyhood singing sensation is appearing with classical composer and pianist Tamara Konstantin, at Durham Cathedral, on a UK tour.

First noted for his version of Walking in the Air, from The Snowman animated film, performed as a 15-year-old chorister in 1985, he has since sung world-wide at concert venues and racked up millions in record sales.

He has also become a familiar face and voice on tv and radio, particularly on BBC’s Songs of Praise.

Performing alongside Georgian-born Ms Konstantin, accompanied by her trio, The Three Graces, with violinist Elly Suh and cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, they can be seen in concert at the cathedral, on Tuesday (March 22).

It is the 21st performance on a hectic 24-date Holy Buildings tour, which ends at St Asalph’s Cathedral, in Mr Jones’ native Wales, on Friday.

The concert will see him perform tracks from his album Blessings, which features songs from a range of different faiths, from Quaker, Christian, Catholic and Muslim to Buddhism, including uplifting hymns, texts and scriptures set to music.

On a previous performing visit to Durham he received an honorary award from the Royal School of Church Music, in 2010.

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Commenting on the tour, Ms Konstantin said: “To be supporting Aled Jones is a great honour and to be playing in such exalted surroundings, a genuine thrill.

“Jiaxin, Elly Suh and I are tremendously excited.”

Tickets for Tuesday’s concert, starting at 7.30pm, are available at prices ranging from £25 to £77, from

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