Cathedral date for top tenor

Russell Watson
Russell Watson

The UK’s best-selling classical artist Russell Watson will be embarking on unique tour latest this, including a concert at Derby Cathedral on Monday, December 1.

His tour will be taking in some of the nation’s most beautiful cathedrals for a very special candlelight Christmas concert with a choir.

Russell Watson never imagined he’d someday be one of the world’s most prominent tenors, selling in excess of seven million albums worldwide. To date there have been nine studio albums, each one winning more critical acclaim than the one before.

His first offering The Voice, held simultaneous number one slots in the US and the UK, a world’s first. It spent a record breaking 52 weeks at number one in the UK.

Russell is officially the UK’s best-selling artist classical ever, and has won four Classical BRITS. He has performed for some of the world’s greatest figures including, HM The Queen, the late Pope John Paul II who requested a private audience with Russell at The Vatican, former US President Bill Clinton, The Emperor of Japan, European Prime Ministers, Middle Eastern Sultans and the King of Malaysia. The list is endless.

Russell’s collaborations include Pavarotti, Lionel Richie, Alexandra Burke, Ashanti, Michael Bolton, Cliff Richard, Lulu and Sarah Brightman, to name but a few.

Russell said: “This will be my first Christmas tour. I’m really excited to be performing in what will be a unique experience for me, just to piano in an intimate environment in the glorious surroundings of some of the most prestigious cathedrals and minsters in the UK.”

Russell is a patron for many charities and has raised millions of pounds for The Prince’s Trust, the Katy Holmes Trust and The Kirsty Club, among others.

Tickets details are available from www.gigsandtours.com /0844 811 0051 and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

0844 826 2826.