This concert is now available in the e-library of Optog. If you haven’t seen it, buy a ticket via www.optog.co.za
A fan’s review of this magnificent concert:
Amira’s concert was breathtaking, to say the least. Songs from the 60`s and movies came alive again in a new sounding voice that cannot be ignored. Amira performed songs such as Over the Rainbow- Unchained Melody (in Italian)-You Raise Me Up- Moon River-Barcarolle…..the list goes on. In fact all of the songs were performed with beautiful professionalism. Amira will not accept 99%-just perfectionAn unforgettable experience!!!
AMIRA is (in my opinion) the greatest singer to ever grace the big stage. Her ability to capture the attention and the hearts of her audience is remarkable. I have seen many an opera singer in my 73 years but I cannot remember any body like AMIRA. Her style of dress and the way she commands the stage is something to behold. AMIRA has the World at her feet–,if there is anything better than AMIRA it will be AMIRA, AMIRACLE . BY Steve form Australia.
These days, almost everyone is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. So is Amira and her family – South Africa is on a 21-day stay-at-home order (a lockdown). Amira would like to stay in touch with her fans, so she is sharing her home activities with them. But let’s turn it over to Amira herself…
This Is Me is a series of videos that will be published on Amira’s Official YouTube Channel within the next several days. Make sure to visit this space regularly not to miss a thing from your favourite artist and person 🙂
On Friday March 27, Amira celebrated her Sweet Sixteen birthday.
Despite the lockdown of South Africa, Amira, together with Fincent and Frieda, made it a big Unicorn party. Her father, Gerrit, was with them throughout the day using modern technology. Amira was surrounded by a sea of flowers, many balloons and numerous unicorn toys. Even the cake was in a unicorn style. She also enjoyed an online party with her friends.
Click here to view an interview with Amira by the Gelderland TV station.
The total proceeds from the collection set up by the fans for the benefit of her Gelukskinders foundation is exactly, no lie, € 20,000. A gigantic amount. Thank you all donors!
All objectives have been achieved and Amira will get more than € 4000 with which she can make children of the townships even happier.
Third update: In these days when a virus is roaming the world, we wish you all not to be affected. South Africa is also not immune from it. All plans are suspended until further notice. Take enough Amira vitamins to help you get through it. The action: Where are we? Oh my … with one week to go. You are all fantastic. All planned projects can be realized. Can we do more? Do you want to complete the surplus of the promotion too? If that happens, the rest will go to Amira who can use it, within the limits of Gelukskinders, to make the children of the townships a little bit more happy. Next week the end result !!
The audience is spoilt during these concerts. Amira on top of her ability.
Together with the Nijmegen Men’s Choir, Amira showed that she was in her optima forma. Amira is able to take listeners to another universe. She also succeeded during that concert.
As a warm-up, Dormi Filli, La Vergine Degli Angeli, Pie Jesu… All beautifully interpreted. Then came Ave Maria by W. Gomez. Something I had been looking forward to. The melody line, however, was so strange in my ears that I did not fly here as I did in 2015. Of course, Enjoyment with the capital E, but still, it seemed that the piano player was playing something different than intended. Amira, two more times before the break. This time with Ave Maria by Caccini and The Holy City. Amira has such a huge voice, a promise for after the break. Well, that came! Gesu Bambino, immediately followed by Sancta Maria… If you ever want to get the feeling of being able to float above the ground, then these two songs were the pinnacle of perfection. Magistral! Angels from the Realms of Glory and Joy to the World followed and brought an end to a fantastic evening. The people present could hardly stop applauding. Amira was in the mood for an encore, so she announced it herself. Again, La Vergine Degli Angeli sounded through the Saint Steven’s Church. What an end to a fantastic evening.
Amira also posed for photos with many fans and had time for everyone who just wanted to say something. She wore two beautiful dresses that evening. The photos provided will show how elegantly she looked.
If this evening was a prelude to a television show registration a day later, well then there is still something to wait for. My goodness, what a voice, what a girl!
The Gelukskinders 5th anniversary celebration cannot do without a party. This also applied to the 3rd fan club day. Fans from 13 different countries were present, as well as VIPs who contributed to the development of Gelukskinders or to Amira’s development in the artistic field. It was one big party thanks to the efforts of three main artists were to turn “De Warande” upside down the following day.
The fan club day did not start as planned. Anne Keizer wanted to “warm up” her fingers on the piano. Those present became quiet… What a feeling she can convey with her sounds!
After awarding the sponsor deal prizes, everyone went back into the room. Time to bring in the artists and their families. The Keizer, Acke and Willighagen families made their entrance with loud applause. Anne… even louder applause; Marjolein… ditto; Schilpaddie… also applause… Who did we miss? AMIRA, of course! The applause was so loud that people actually needed earplugs. The audience present were ready for it!
Anne kicked off. She played “Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis” insanely beautiful. With Anne at the piano, Marjolein sang “Halleluja” by Mozart, which is unparalleled when one also considers that it was the first time these two did it together. It testifies to the enormous talent of these two artists.
Finally, it was Amira’s turn. Anne made way for Mr. Willighagen. A sigh… if I still think about it. A good ten minutes of medleys from the Sound of Music musical. The applause that followed was corresponding! While Amira gave the best of the best, Fincent handed out small, self-made booklets containing short texts – the meaning of life for them.