THE UK'S BEST-SELLING classical artist is visiting Guildford Cathedral this winter as part of a unique tour round some of the nationâ€™s most beautiful Cathedrals for a special concert.
Russell Watson, one of the worldâ€™s most prominent tenors and the UKâ€™s best-selling classical artist ever, will be performing â€˜A Candlelight Christmasâ€™ in the Nave at Guildford Cathedral with a choir on Saturday 6 December.
The winner of four Classical BRITS has sold in excess of seven million albums worldwide, and to date has produced nine studio albums, each one winning more critical acclaim than the one before.
Russell said: â€œThis 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.â€
He has performed for some of the worldâ€™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.
'He sings like Pavarotti, and entertains like Sinatra'
He has also collaborated with Pavarotti, Lionel Richie, Alexandra Burke, Michael Bolton, Cliff Richard, Lulu, Mel B, Meatloaf, and Cleopatra to name but a few.
The New York Times has said of the â€˜godfather of classical crossoverâ€™: â€œHe sings like Pavarotti, and entertains the audience like Sinatra.â€
Russell, who has overcome two life-threatening brain tumours and gruelling radiotherapy treatment, is a patron for many charities and has raised millions of pounds for The Princeâ€™s Trust, the Katy Holmes Trust, The Kirsty Club, along with performing to raise awareness and funds for Soccer Aid 2010, the â€˜Legends Matchâ€™ at Celtic Park for Oxfam (2011) and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust in 2012 .
Tickets for Russellâ€™s Christmas Tour are on sale at www.gigsandtours.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Find out more about Russell and his work here: www.russellwatson.com, www.twitter.com/russellthevoice, and www.facebook.com/RussellWatsonOfficial