André Rieu invited children from the Bloemfontein Children’s Choir and the Hout Bay Music Project to join him on stage in the Netherlands.
Maastricht, Netherlands – André Rieu celebrated Throwback Thursday with a video from his’ Live in Maastricht 4, A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ DVD. He shared the video last week on his Facebook page to highlight the joy the South African performance brought his audience.
Since posting it, many South Africans have shared it and thanked him for inspiring the young people who joined him on stage. The Bloemfontein Children’s Choir and the Hout Bay Music Project performed Miriam Makeba’s, Pata Pata and The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
The audience loved it, and André said it provided a real South African atmosphere in Maastricht! Many commenters on the post praised André for his efforts in supporting Southern Africa as well as asked him to come and visit again to do more shows.
“Wonderful performance by the very talented children from South Africa. You are to be congratulated on giving these children to the opportunity to perform with you at one of your concerts. Thank you, Andre” – Sylvia Laidlaw
“Andre, please plan a trip to Southern Africa again. So much talent and joy in music to share with you and your wonderful orchestra” – Louise Ward
“What a wonderful time in Maastricht it was for those talented young people dear André Rieu and everyone on the Vrijthof was ‘blown away’ by their exuberant joyous performance..! Bless you and thank you dear Andre for giving them the wonderful opportunity to ‘shine’ and enjoy themselves along with you, your Happiest Orchestra in the World and your magical ‘City of Jolly Singers’, Maastricht” – Vivienne Ella Pratt
Take a look at the fun throwback below.