Watch Sir Cliff Richard's Royal Albert Hall virtual concert from his home in Barbados

23 June 2020, 15:30

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Cliff Richard. Picture: Royal Albert Hall

By Rory O'Connor

Sir Cliff Richard delivered an exclusive session of music and stories as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions this week.

The 79-year-old singer came direct from his home in Barbados on Sunday (June 21), telling stories from his life and performing hits from across his 60-year pop career.

While the Royal Albert Hall is currently closed due to Government-imposed coronavirus restrictions, bosses are now opening a virtual window for visitors to "experience some of the most talented artists around".

Sir Cliff performed the likes of 'Devil Woman', 'Move It' and 'We Don't Talk Anymore'. Watch it below:

The shows are to raise money for the venue, which closed for the first time since the Blitz.

Though the events are streamable for free, the Hall is asking audience members to consider "donating £10 per concert watched to help look after its staff and Grade I listed building".

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Over 60 years, Sir Cliff has recorded almost 1,300 song titles, composed 100 songs, achieved 14 number one singles and seven chart-topping albums.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: "We’re delighted to announce three more great acts for the Home series, led by the force of nature that is Sir Cliff.

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"Since first stepping onto our famous stage in 1959, he has made more than 100 appearances at the Hall, and we’re so happy to continue our proud association by presenting this exclusive performance from his home.

"Since we launched Royal Albert Home on 9 April, we’ve tried to provide something for everyone, working with world-class artists from an extraordinary number of genres, and the coming month will be no different, from kid-friendly jazz to country, classical and confessional rock.

"It’s a pleasure to add one of the finest British songwriters of recent decades to the bill – the man behind ‘Angels’, Guy Chambers – alongside Bedouine, whose delicate, introspective folk records have been quietly reinventing the genre since 2017."

Sir Cliff also starred in several successful films, musicals, tours and television shows, with the singer receiving a Knighthood in 1995 for his charity work.

Sir Cliff has performed at the Hall on well over 100 occasions since first appearing here in 1959, most recently playing in 2018 as part of his 60th anniversary tour.

All previous shows are available on demand here.