Patriotic songs for jubilee

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The People’s Tenor is arriving in Portsmouth on Sunday to pay tribute to our sovereign and her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Russell Watson will be at Portsmouth Guildhall, and joined by the London Concert Orchestra, showcasing some particularly patriotic songs.

Co-inciding with the release of his album, Anthems – Music To Inspire A Nation, the evening will feature songs such as You’ll Never Walk Alone, Men of Harlech, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia.

Considered to be the first classical-crossover singer, Russell came to attention in 1999 when he sang God Save the Queen at the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium and Barcelona at the last match of the Premiership season between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

The singer is known as The Voice after his first album won the Album of the Year at the Classical BRIT Awards in both 2001 and 2002, as well as awards for Best-Selling Debut Album in 2001 and Best-Selling Album in 2002.

Russell will be joined by special guest Laura Wright.

n Tickets cost £29.50 to £55 from the Portsmouth Guildhall on (023) 9282 4355 or go to portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

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