Aled Wyn Thomas

Case Study

Aled was a member of OBA Cross Hands between 2010 and 2012 and is now working as an Accountant.

We caught up with Aled to hear about his experiences with The Aloud Charity.

What was the best thing about being in OBA?

The best thing about OBA was the opportunity to get to know people from across South Wales who had a shared interest in music, regardless of their background.

As a teenager what were your ambitions?

As someone who joined OBA towards the end of their school days, my ambition was to study Mathematics at university and to become a chartered accountant.

Did being a member of OBA help you achieve your goals or ambitions?

The experiences I had from being a member of OBA, such as competing on Britain’s Got Talent, performing as guests on The X Factor and recording a studio album enabled me to gain a varied set of skills that helped to differentiate me from others, during university and job applications, which was invaluable.

Where are you now?

In February 2020, I launched my own accountancy practice called Huw Aled Accountants where we assist landlords and self-employed individuals (including musicians) with their tax affairs.

What advice would you give to a boy who is thinking about joining OBA?

I would strongly encourage anyone who is thinking of joining OBA to do so without hesitation. You will meet countless numbers of new people, learn about the traditions of choral music, explore the country by singing at different venues and form friends for life.

Can you sum up your OBA experience in 3 words?

Unique, surreal, life-enhancing.

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