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.
16th of December 2017 there will be a benefit concert for Amira’s foundation gelukskinders at the St Stevenschurch, Nijmegen.
Tickets available https://nijmeegsmannenkoor.nl/kerstconcert-met-amira.
Prior this concert there is also the second fanclubday in Hotel “de Rozenhof, Nijmegen”.
This to support Amira and her foundation.
Entry fee 5 euro, or three cupcakes.
“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!
Last week end, Amira was in the South of Italy, in the beautiful city of Lecce, where she performed at the Teatro Politeama Greco during the Festival Della Vacanza. Photos and a short report of this trip will follow shortly..
Last week, Amira appeared in the talk show In Gelderland Live, which is weekly broadcast by regional broadcaster TV Gelderland. Amira appeared as a guest, together with Children’s Correspondant Tako Rietveld of the Youth News Foundation, the organization that enables children worldwide to share their news, vision and story.
Amira appeared as special guest at The Youth Gala, which was organized by Children’s Correspondent Tako Rietveld. During this gala, which took place at 16 February in the former boardroom of the City of Amsterdam, children had a leading role. Read more