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Russell Watson with Scarborough Community Choir

The much loved Scarborough Community Choir will perform with Russell Watson when he brings the ‘Songs From The Heart’ tour to Scarborough Spa on Saturday 9 July 2016.

The ‘Songs From The Heart’ tour will feature a stunning collection of our best loved songs, plus an exclusive preview of selected tracks from the forthcoming studio album.

Russell has always been a strong supporter of community choirs, especially after his time as a judge on the BBC prime time show ‘Last Choir Standing’. Russell enjoyed being part of the show immensely and as a result, last year’s Up Close & Personal tour featured local community choirs at each show. Following the success of the choirs last year, Russell is once again inviting local choirs to join him on stage.

Russell Watson said “Last year’s choirs brought an added energy to the show, something you can only achieve when a range of voices come together as one, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to perform with local choirs once again this year.”

The Scarborough Community Choir are thrilled to be asked once more to perform with Russell. Bill Scott, the choir’s conductor said "We are delighted and privileged to be asked to perform again with such a world renowned performer such as Russell. The choir loved singing with him last year and he was so friendly and fun in rehearsals it made for a memorable day for us.

“We are looking forward to performing with him in July although due to the show using extra musicians we shall be using a smaller choir. It is pleasing that a community choir with such humble beginnings has been asked to perform in Scarborough's most prestigious venue."

Russell’s career to date has seen some incredible achievements; his debut album ‘The Voice’ held simultaneous number 1 slots in the US and UK (a world first), spending a record breaking 52 weeks at number 1 in the UK. Russell has sold in excess of 7 million albums and won 4 Classical BRITS.

This year Russell will be recording a brand new album at Ennio Morricone’s studio in Rome. The album will include several original pieces co-written by Russell himself, and he will be joined by an impressive line-up of supporting musicians.

Tickets for ‘Russell Watson: Songs From The Heart’ are on sale now priced at £45, £38.50 and £32.50. Tickets are available from The Spa’s Box Office (01723) 821888 and via www.scarboroughspa.co.uk