Darlington Civic Theatre – Local choir to join Russell Watson on stage


A North East choir will join Russell Watson on stage as he brings his new show – Songs From The Heart, to Darlington Civic Theatre on Friday 6 May.

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

His current ‘Songs From The Heart’ UK tour features a stunning collection of well-loved songs, plus an exclusive preview of selected tracks from his 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 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.”

When Russell comes to Darlington Civic Theatre he will be joined by the Darlington based Vocal Soul Community Choir which is directed by Steve McGarvie.

Steve said “Vocal Soul Community Choir is thrilled to be given the opportunity to perform alongside one of the country’s best-loved entertainers. Rehearsals are going very well; it’s a nice challenge to sing pieces that are not part of our normal repertoire, in fact in a style and languages which we don’t usually perform at all! The choir are rising to the occasion and will do singers right across Darlington proud.”

Russell Watson – Songs From The Heart is at Darlington Civic Theatre on Friday 6 May. Tickets* are priced £33.50 to £45.

*All prices include a £1 restoration levy

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk