Russell Watson announces a Candlelight Christmas tour (2014)
Story by Jack Foley
RUSSELL Watson will be embarking on unique tour taking in some of the nation’s most beautiful cathedrals for a very special candlelight Christmas concert with a choir.
The tour sees Watson visiting the length and breadth of the country in November and December 2014.
Watson 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 latest tour will not only see Russell performing in some of the country’s most beautiful buildings by candlelight but also a chance to see him collaborate with a wonderful choir performing seasonal songs.
He commented: “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.”
The dates are (all November and December 2014):
24 – Durham Cathedral
25 – Glasgow Cathedral
27 – North Wales Asaph
28 – Beverley Minster
1 – Derby Cathedral
2 – Norwich Cathedral
5 – Brighton St Georges Church
6 – Guildford Cathedral
8 – London Union Chapel
9 – Bristol St Georges
13 – Liverpool Cathedral
15 – Manchester Monastery
Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 5 at 10am.