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