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    Russell, Bruce

    He is an English baritone who began singing as a chorister in the Choir of King's College Cambridge when he was ten.   This was where he met Bob Chilcott, who was the senior chorister, and who would become a fellow King's Singer.  He studied at Shrewsbury School and gained a choral scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford.  Following graduation and after three years studying in London, he returned and taught flute and singing in local schools, as well as being a member of the choir at St.  George's Chapel, Windsor.  He joined the King's Singers in January 1988 and remained with them until 1997.    After leaving the group he spent two years at college and was ordained as a deacon in the Church of England on 4th July 2005, and in July 2006 he was ordained as a priest.  He is now a curate in Bracknell, England.


    The King's Singers recordings

    The Ash Grove (Traditional/Thomas Oliphant)

    EMI 54904 (CD: Annie Laurie)

    Countertenor - David Hurley

    Countertenor - Alistair Hume

    Tenor - Bob Chilcott

    Baritone - Bruce Russell

    Baritone - Simon Carrington

    Bass - Stephen Connolly


    Patapan and Farandole (Bernard De La Monnoye/Georges Bizet/Jeremy Jackman)

    EMI 49909 (CD: A Little Christmas Music)

    Countertenor and composer - Jeremy Jackson

    Countertenor - Alastair Hume

    Tenor and Arranger - Bob Chilcott

    Baritone - Bruce Russell

    Baritone - Simon Carrington

    Bass - Stephen Connolly



    1. www.kingssingers.com/aboutus/pastsinger_brucerussell.htm


    3.                              Here is with the King's Singers on their very own rendition of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumble Bee".  He is third from the right...







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