An eyewitness report. By Gerhard Landman and Rob Louw.
Everyone was biting their nails when Amira and her mom got caught in rush hour traffic, on Friday the 8th of February. They only arrived at the church very late…. less than 90 minutes before the concert started, and Amira and Martin still had to rehearse together. But both of them being professionals, they successfully rehearsed in less than 30 minutes, and they were perfectly ready when the concert started.
I was at the concert of Martin Mans (Organist) at the NG Church in suburb of Waverly in beautiful Pretoria on Friday the 8th of February – where Amira Fever exploded again over all the citizens of the world – Amira was absolutely stunning in delivering her repertoire – she sang as solo the following songs – First half started with Hallelujah – then Gabriella’s Sang and then How Great Thou Art – she then went upstairs to the organ and Martin Mans – and she sang in duet with him one or two Afrikaans Folk songs – after the 30 minute interval her solo songs were Your Love (Morricone), then Nessun Dorma – Amira got a standing ovation for this – again she went upstairs to organ and Martin Mans and she sang Onse Vader (Our Father – Lords Prayer in Afrikaans) – then Amazing Grace then another Folk song and the evening finished off with Nella Fanatasia – so at least 10 songs by Amira – absolutely magical evening and I still can’t believe what I heard – she is the BEST Soprano in the world right now and simply delivers performances that are so out of this world that you struggle to find words to do justice to her – Amira Fever everywhere – and the fans are coming from all over the world to South Africa to get a taste of Amira LIVE in concert – you have to come!!!!!!
Picture credits: Martin Mans
Last week Amira, together with Fincent, Frieda and Marc, paid a working visit to the Ouriefschool.
A small school, 90 students, that is eligible for a playground in 2020.
However, immediate action had to be taken. Only one cup for the whole school.
Typical Amira. Something important is missing, so ACTION. Don’t hesitate, just do it!
There are also a number of balls purchased and the children were also treated with sweets.
Again a top action from Amira!
There is a playground, but needs to be replaced or restored.
And enough space for more playground equipment.
Good news for lovers of good music, and Amira fans worldwide . . .
On Friday 18 January at 2:30PM (South African time) the talented young soprano, winner of Hollands’s got Talent five years ago at the tender age of just nine years, will be interviewed on Radio 702 in Johannesburg SA.
Amira will be interviewed for half an hour by charming resident host, Azania Mosaka, and will sing live a few of her most famous and well-loved songs, including O Mio Babbino Caro, and Nessun Dorma. A unique musical treat from a very special young lady, not to be missed.
The programme can be listened to by logging into the 702 website at http://www.702.co.za
The interview can also be enjoyed visually by logging directly into the 702 facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TalkRadio702
(source, Mike Fuller)
Amira really wanted, instead of Christmas presents for her, one piece of playground equipment for a new playground.
Thanks to an action, with the help of “gelukskinders”, specially set up for this purpose on Facebook and here on amirafans.nl, Amira can place a whole new playground.
More than € 8500,- has been donated. THANK YOU ALL.
Next year, 2019, FOUR new playgrounds that Amira will open… Fantastic!
Amira herself has made more children happy with all kinds of gifts from the proceeds of her last Christmas concerts in South Africa.
Especially balls… lots of balls, there were some smaller gifts too… Amira shows her golden heart again here.
For 200 children, in a township of Ikageng, this Christmas will be remembered for a long, long time.
An eyewitness report.
The Ken McKenzie Auditorium was packed to full capacity on Saturday night for a concert featuring the remarkable fourteen-year-old soprano prodigy, Amira Willighagen.
We were treated to solo performances of Ennio Morricone’s ‘Your Love’ and a magical rendition of ‘Hallelujah’.
She joined the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir to perform Mozart’s ‘Ave Verum Corpus’, César Franck’s ‘Panis Angelicus’,
Nilsson’s ‘Gabriellas Sång’, a memorable rendition of ‘O Holy Night’ and the upbeat Pentatonix version of ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’.Amira gave the spellbound audience a taste of her richly powerful voice, and showed off her extraordinary ability to sing long legato phrases elegantly and to sustain top notes.
Sustained standing ovations paid due tribute to her amazing talent, and her decision to perform at our concert rather than attend an awards ceremony in France endeared her to all present. Bravissima Diva!
Using profits from two church concerts, Amira once again managed to help those in need. Yet another of her many good deeds.
She brought happiness to 50 orphans with Christmas gifts. Together with her friend and her whole family, she distributed them in the Promosa Primary School. For all these children, this was their first Christmas WITH gifts.
Amira – a girl with a golden heart. That is expressed not only through her foundation, but also through her everyday attitude.
Photo credit: Amira’s Official Facebook page.
Next Saturday December 8th, Amira will perform together with the Drakensberg Boys Choir, in Winterton Zuid-Afrika.
We hope that we can show some pictures of that event next week.
Hello Fans of Amira,
This is Krzysztof and Nico.
Due to circumstances the owner of this website hasn’t been updating for a long, long time. Recognising this is not good for Amira, we have been asked to take over.
The Facebookfanpage is running very fine, though we know that not all fans are into Facebook and have no intentions to get involved there, we do think and acknowledge that you are fans too.
So that’s why we will give this page a fresh restart.
Looking at it all, we will give it a go. A lot has to be updated. A massive job awaits us here.
But first what is coming up in December.
8th Christmas in the Berg Winterton SouthAfrica
15th Afrikaans Language Monument Paarlberg South Africa
17th Liggiesfees Potchefstroom South Africa.
Currently there is Christmas funding going on for Amira’s charity. Please visit:
http://www.gelukskinders.org There is a feature there in the webshop. That way you can help Amira bringing smiles to childrens faces.
Want to join, or never found it, The Facebook fanpage
Nico Huizinga and Krzysztof Klonica are both going to manage this website.
In principle it is Nico for the Dutch and Krzysztof for the English language.
They must first check everything and hope to start mid-december 2018
Afer the recent post about AmiraFans ceising its activities by the end of this year, Amira’s charity organization Gelukskinders Foundation has contacted us to discuss the possibility to acquire this web site.
Acquisition of AmiraFans by Amira’s charity organization has been completed on November 6th 2018.
“We, the Amira Willighagen:Fans Facebook-group, will be organizing Amira’s very first Fanclubday prior coming Christmas concert at Huizen, on the 9th of December. If you already had plans of going to the concert, why not come to this as well?
It’s going to be a fun filled afternoon, promise!
Join our group by clicking here. No Facebook, then send an email to email@example.com.”
South Africa loves Amira! After her earlier performances in 2014 in Somerset-West, Durban and Johannesburg, this time it’ll be Pretoria where the sun will shine!