Past Appearances : 2014


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24th December  :  Smooth Radio  :  Carols on the Cobbles

24th December  :  Age UK  :  Love Christmas from St Paul’s Cathedral

24th December  :  BBC Radio Derby  :  Video at Carols from Derby Cathedral

21st December  A Candlelight Christmas  :  Sturmer Hall

19th December Manchester United Advent Calendar  :  Day 19  :  Cameo appearance

18th December  :  Love Christmas  :  St.Paul’s Cathedral, London

Over £130,000 raised for Age UK’s work to alleviate loneliness.  Highlights of the concert were broadcast on their own radio station, The Wireless, from 6pm Christmas Eve and repeated from 1pm Christmas Day.

17th December  :  BBC Radio Derby’s Carol Concert  :  Derby Cathedral

A special recording of Panis Angelicus made by Russell at Derby Cathedral when he  was there recently for his own ‘Candlelight Christmas’ concert was  played to  the congregation at Radio Derby’s Carol Concert being held in the same cathedral. Listen to Russell and Andy Potter from 18 minutes 40 seconds on Radio Derby.

The concert will be aired by BBC Radio Derby from 6pm Christmas Eve and repeated from noon on Christmas Day.

17th December  :  A Candlelit Christmas for The Prince’s Trust : Blackburn Cathedral

17th December  :  ITV1  :  Surprise, Surprise  :  Part 3, from about 24 minutes
Repeated on ITV+1 from 9pm and on Saturday 20th December from 11am

16th December  :  Jason Manford’s Celebrity Christmas Concert  :  Bridgewater Hall

15th December  :  Candlelight Christmas  :  Gorton Monastery

13th December  :  Candlelight Christmas  Liverpool Cathedral


12th December  : 
Private function for Zurich Insurance  :  Saatchi Gallery


9th December  : 
Candlelight Christmas  :  St. George’s, Bristol

8th December  :  Candlelight Christmas  :  Union Chapel, Islington

6th December  :  Candlelight Christmas  :  Guildford Cathedral

5th December  :  Candlelight Christmas  :  St. George’s Church, Brighton

2nd December  :  Candlelight Christmas  :  Norwich Cathedral

1st December  :  Candlelight Christmas  :  Derby Cathedral

29th November  :   Christmas with Russell Watson & Warwickshire Boys Choir  :
Warwickshire Arts Centre, Coventry

28th November  :  Candlelight Christmas  :  Beverley Minster

27th November  :  Candlelight Christmas  :  St. Asaph Cathedral

26th November  :  Candlelight Christmas  :  Glasgow Cathedral

24th November  :  Candlelight Christmas  :  Durham Cathedral

23rd November  :  BBC2 TV  :  Saturday Kitchen Best Bites  :  1 hour 20 minutes

15th November  :  Warner Leisure ‘Star Break’ Cricket St.Thomas

14th November  :  Travel Counsellors’ 2014 Conference  Manchester Central

A brief glimpse of Russell ‘working the audience’ around 1 minute 10 seconds into the Travel Counsellors’ Conference Highlights video…


On the big screen for Swing Low : Picture via @RJMarden on Twitter

13th November  :  Channel 4’s ‘Daily Brunch

You can watch the programme on Channel 4’s website until 12th December.:

9th October  :  The Prince’s Trust Highgrove House, Gloucestershire

Some £45,000 has been raised (so far) towards the Trust’s continuing work with young people… a great result.  Read the Trust’s own report on the event.

Edward Rugman  takes up the mantle of pianist / Musical Director while Rob Emery is otherwise engaged.  We expect to see more of Edward on the “Candlelight Christmas” tour.
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2nd October  :  Raymond Blanc’s Festival of Music  :  Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons,
Great Milton, Oxfordshire

20th September  :  Variety’s Outstanding Achievement Award to Kirsty Howard  :  Hilton Hotel  :  Manchester

23rd August  :  Star Break  :  Alvaston Hall Hotel  :  Nantwich

22nd August  :  Greenwich Music Time  :  Old Royal Naval College  :  Greenwich

21st August  :  His Majesty’s Theatre  :  Aberdeen  :  The Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust  in support of Cornerstone (Scotland)

Over £25,000 raised.  Brilliant.  Pictures from the concert are on Cornerstone (Scotland)’s Facebook page.

Russell has added a video of  Flower Of Scotland  to his own Official Facebook page.

14th July  :  Birmingham Symphony Hall  :  AC Academy’s “Sing”  

Russell is an Ambassador for the charity Armonico Consort and recently supported 600+ young singers of their AC Academy Youth Choir at Birmingham Symphony Hall.  There’s a gallery of pictures from both the afternoon rehearsals and the evening performance on Classic FM‘s web page.

Russell took a few moments during rehearsal to talk to BBC Midlands Today for their evening news programme.

Please see our post of 15th July for more…

14th July  :  BBC Midlands Today  :  AC Academy’s “Sing”  :  Satnam Rana

14th July  :  BBC WM  :  AC Academy’s “Sing”  :  Richard Wilford  :  from 1 hr 46 min

6th July  :  BBC Songs of Praise Big Sing  :  The Nation’s Favourite Hymn

A repeat showing of October’s broadcast where Russell sings How Great Thou Art.
The whole programme is now available to watch for the next seven days on BBC iPlayer or you can watch just Russell’s passionate performance in this clip  from the BBC website at any time.

4th July  :  Le Grand Départy  :  Huntington Stadium, York

Russell headlined York City Council’s ‘Grande DéParty‘ concert at Huntington Stadium on Friday 4th July as part of the city’s festivities to celebrate their hosting the start of the Tour de France’s ‘Stage 2’ from York to Sheffield the following morning.  Russell gave them a rousing finish as can be seen in the video kindly shared by BigTV Ltd, the providers of the big screens at the event.

Russell later posted his ‘my-view-from-the-stage’ video clip on his Official Facebook Page.

14th June  :  International Mersey River Festival  :  Albert Dock, Liverpool

Russell sang a short set, including the HomeGround Anthem, to promote that charity CD at the International Mersey River Festival using the Tall Ship ‘Mercedes’ as his floating stage at Hartley Quay, part of the Albert Dock complex just south of the Pier Head and the “Three Graces” of Liverpool’s famous skyline.

You can read more about it in our post.

18th – 23rd April  :  Sky Arts 2  :  Return Of The Voice – Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Russell’s fantastic concert, live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011, was recorded for DVD and Sky Arts 2 (Channel 130) showed it several times over the Easter break.  Its broadcast drew much favourable comment via Twitter, etc.
The DVD is still available to buy from such as Amazon.co.uk.
Alternatively, if you are on Facebook, you can download a copy directly from Russell’s Official Page.  Go to the “Watch Now” App on the left-hand side of the page  (three arrowheads – red, green and blue) and choose to watch a trailer (red arrow), download the concert video to ‘rent’ for one month (green arrow) or buy outright (blue arrow).

12th April  :  Southend  :  Cliffs Pavilion  :  UK Tour venue

10th April  :  Brighton  :  Brighton Dome  :  UK Tour venue

10th April  :
  BBC1  :  South East Today  :  Video clip  :  Jane Witherpoon

7th & 8th April  :  Manchester  :  Bridgewater Hall  :  UK Tour venues

6th April  :  Hayling Island  :  Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel  :  Warner’s Leisure Break

5th April  :  Bournemouth  Bournemouth International Centre  :  UK Tour venue

3rd April  :  Bristol  :  Colston Hall  :  UK Tour venue

2nd April  :  Ipswich  :  Regent Theatre  :  UK Tour venue

31st March  :  Liverpool  :  Royal Philharmonic Hall  :  UK Tour venue

29th March  :  Blackpool  :  Opera House  :  UK Tour venue

28th March  :  Glasgow  :  Royal Concert Hall  :  UK Tour venue

26th March  :  Gateshead  :  The Sage  :  UK Tour venue

24th March  :  Birmingham  :  Symphony Hall  :  UK Tour venue

22nd March  :  Cardiff  :  St. David’s Hall  :  UK Tour venue

21st March  :  Nottingham  :  Royal Concert Hall  :  UK Tour venue

Thanks to ‘Jenny H’ and ‘Margchris’ for the YouTube video.

Standing Ovation at Nottingham Royal Hall : Cuffe and Taylor : Twitter : ow.ly/i/4YXvS

Several superb pictures have been posted on Twitter by Sharon (@the_shazzie_one)

Russell and Jonathan Antoine at Nottingham : Sharon Moore via Twitter

Russell and Jonathan Antoine at Nottingham : Sharon Moore via Twitter

Alex Belfield has posted a review of tonight’s concert on his “Celebrity Radio” page along with a great audio interview with Russell from Nottingham that is split into two parts as YouTube recordings.

19th March  :  Sheffield  :  City Hall  :  UK Tour venue

That coat

Russell wears his famous leather coat for “Faith Of The Heart”

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18th March  :  ITV  The Alan Titchmarsh Show ITV Player  for 30 days
Live interview and performance of “The HomeGround Anthem”.

10th February  :  Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award “Icons” Dinner  :
Spencer House.

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