Russell Watson WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC & THE NHS CHOIR

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THE NHS CHOIR

Englefield House, 25th Jul 2021

Russell Watson will perform a very special 'Last Night of the Heritage Proms' outdoor celebration with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, supported by the fabulous NHS Choir in the beautiful grounds of Englefield House, near Theale, Berkshire, on Sunday 25th July!

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Russell Watson WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC & THE NHS CHOIR

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THE NHS CHOIR

CONDUCTED BY DAVID ARNOLD and featuring MIKE MORAN & CHRISTINA JOHNSTON


25th Jul 2021

Englefield House

Please note: This is a picnic concert and you are welcome to bring a picnic in a small rucksack with a camping chair and blanket. If you wish to purchase a reserved seat directly in front of the stage, please opt for a Golden Circle reserved seat in Blocks A, B, C or D, which are reserved 'theatre style' seating in front of the stage, arranged in rows. Please note that if you purchase a seat in the more expensive Block A, it entitles you to 'hospitality' allowing admission to the VIP Guest Area, which includes VIP bar, VIP toilets and further relaxed unreserved seating.

If you wish to sit/ stand on grass and bring your own camping chair and/or blanket, then please purchase a 'standing ticket' as no chairs are provided for this area, although deck chairs will be available to hire on the night.

Alcohol must be purchased on site. Please note that this is an outdoor concert, so please dress appropriately. Car parking tickets can be purchased in advance with your concert ticket, or on the night by cash. Please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue as the local road infrastructure is very limited.

This unique 'Last Night of The Heritage Proms' show with Russell Watson will be conducted by legendary composer David Arnold and feature the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, composer and producer Mike Moran, coloratura soprano Christina Johnston, and very special guests The NHS Choir!

Russell will perform an array of classics from much loved standards such as Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and Swing Low, through to affirming and uplifting showstoppers including You Raise Me Up and Bring Him Home, alongside a very special Phantom Of The Opera medley.

This unique outdoor evening experience will feature a spitfire flypast and a fireworks finale!

£1 from every ticket sold from the event will be donated towards the NHS Charities Together, the collective representing, supporting and championing the work of the NHS’ official charities.

Russell Watson is one of the world’s most popular classical singers, once described by the New York Times as a performer ‘who sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Frank Sinatra’.

His debut album The Voice saw him hold the top spot in the charts for an unprecedented 52 weeks – whilst at the same time topping the charts in the USA, making him the first British male artiste to attain a simultaneous transatlantic number one. The Voice subsequently became the first and only album by a UK classical artiste to achieve 1,000,000 sales.

Russell’s incredible career has seen him perform for some of the world’s leading figures – from Presidents to Popes, and Emperors to Queens, including HM The Queen, the late Pope John Paul II, former US Presidents Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama; and the Emperor of Japan.

With his collaborative albums with Aled Jones, as well as last year’s compilation album ‘20’, Russell continues to achieve remarkable successes in the charts, as well as selling out venues all over the UK and indeed the world.

The conductor for the evening will be David Arnold who is perhaps best known for scoring five James Bond films, as well as composing the themes for Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla and the television series Little Britain and Sherlock. For Independence Day he received a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television. Arnold is also a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

Very special guests for the summer show will be The NHS Choir! The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Voices Choir were first seen on Gareth Malone's BBC2 show, Sing While You Work, where they were narrowly beaten in the final. Since then they have gone from strength-to-strength.

The choir rode an overwhelming wave of support from the public and the media as they landed the much coveted Christmas No.1. spot in the official UK chart in 2015 with their single A Bridge Over You, alongside kind words from Justin Bieber who they beat in the chart race.

Following this success, the choir recorded their debut album Something Inside So Strong, as well as performing at prestigious events and venues including the FA Cup Final, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

Last year the choir recorded a new version of Justin Bieber’s song Holy with Bieber himself, recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and performed alongside Michael Ball and Captain Sir Tom Moore for a recording of You’ll Never Walk Alone, with profits going towards the NHS Charities Together.

Opening the evening will be singer, songwriter and producer Mark Kingswood. Mark has achieved roaring success with his first two albums ‘Strong’, and ‘Brave Enough’, which saw him lauded for his ability to modernise the perception of what a Crooner can be. His original take on Jazz and Pop has seen him achieve unprecedented support as a new artist from BBC Radio 2, including an Album of the Week, and an awe-inspiring session in the famous Radio 2 Piano Room.

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Englefield House

Theale, Berkshire

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FOOD, ALCOHOL, CHAIRS

Customers are permitted to bring in a picnic in a small/ medium sized rucksack to this Russell Watson picnic concert, although alcohol must be purchased on site. Small camping chairs are also permitted (with a blanket) and deck chairs will be available to hire for the evening at £7 each.

DISABLED/ ACCESS CUSTOMERS

For discounted disabled tickets, please purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Please note that if you also require a space on our Disabled Viewing Platform (DVP) and/or a space in our disabled car parks, you MUST book this option when buying your concert tickets via Ticketmaster. Spaces on the DVP and within the Disabled Car Parks cannot be booked separately, or at a later date. Please note these tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

VIP & HOSPITALITY

Upon purchasing a seat in Block A of the Reserved Golden Circle seating area, positioned in front of the stage, the following VIP hospitality also applies:-

> Access to the raised VIP/ Guest Area platform (positioned to the side and towards the rear of the Arena) which includes VIP toilets and a VIP Bar, unreserved additional relaxed seating areas, plus picnic benches scattered on the grass within the VIP compound.

> Free glass of champagne upon arrival to the VIP Guest Area

Please purchase Golden Circle seats in Block A, which automatically include VIP hospitality, via Ticketmaster.

CHILDREN

Children aged 14 and under may purchase a Child Ticket (proof may be required upon entry). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5’s free (no ticket required).

CAR PARKING / TRANSPORT

Please note that car parking tickets can be purchased in advance when you book your concert ticket, via our many ticket agents. Car parking tickets can also be purchased on the night for £10 per car. Please be aware that the road infrastructure surrounding Englefield is very limited, so please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue. Please be patient and respectful to our staff and neighbours. For more information, please refer to the GETTING HERE section of ENGLEFIELD HOUSE.

CAN I STAY ON THE ESTATE?


There are no facilities for camping, caravans or campervans on the Englefield Estate. For more information on camping and caravan site in Berkshire please visit the official tourist website for South East England: https://www.visitsoutheastengland.com/accommodation.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW

Small picnics are permitted with a blanket. Alcohol must be purchased on site. Deck chairs will be available to hire for the evening at £7 each. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is plenty of car parking space at Englefield House (tickets can be purchased in advance when you buy your concert ticket, or on the evening of the concert). Please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue as the road infrastructure surrounding Englefield House is very limited.