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
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 : 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
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
A brief glimpse of Russell ‘working the audience’ around 1 minute 10 seconds into the Travel Counsellors’ Conference Highlights video…
13th November : Channel 4’s ‘Daily Brunch‘
You can watch the programme on Channel 4’s website until 12th December.:
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.
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
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.
Several superb pictures have been posted on Twitter by Sharon (@the_shazzie_one)
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
10th February : Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award “Icons” Dinner :