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Christmas concerts Maastricht MECC, December 20, 21, 22, 2019.
November 30, 2019: André shows us around in the bare empty hall of the MECC conference center in Maastricht, which he intends to change into a Christmas fairy tale. Translation: Ineke/John. Subtitles: Ruud.
André Rieu will start a new tradition: Christmas concerts in the MECC, in Maastricht. The concerts will take place on Fri. Dec. 20, Sat. Dec. 21, and Sun. Dec. 22. 2019. CHRISTMAS CONCERTS! Tickets are on sale: André revealed that there will be dancers, ice skaters and a gospel choir.
December 2019: In the German TV program “Leute Heute” (Dec. 10, 2019) we saw images of Anna Majchrzak, for the first time after her maternity leave, with her baby Julia. They were present in André’s studio to rehearse for the Christmas concerts. Anna sang “Walking in the air”.
Article from the Netherlands Daily in December 2019, about André’s Christmas concerts. Go to the Harmony Parlor, click HERE. Article from the Limburger, December 16, 2019 about the Christmas concerts. Go to the Harmony Parlor, click HERE
The biggest hall of the MECC (which is a conference / exhibition centre) is suitable for 12.000 people. Stands will be added like an arena, and there will be two ice rinks to get the right winter atmosphere.
December 16, 2019. Shownieuws, SBS 6, Dutch TV.
Working out to stay fit and Vrijthof houses as a backdrop for the Christmas market in the MECC.
Photo to the right: Team Illumination: Synchronous figure skaters.
December 23, 2019. Please follow the press articles on the HARMONY PARLOR website. From the Chapeau (Magazine about the province of Limburg) article: “Rieu’s Christmas concerts taste like more”, click HERE. From The Limburger: “Hopefully the Rieu Christmas concerts will become a tradition”, click HERE.
Fascinating screen projections
Three ice rinks! At each side of the stage and one at the Christmas Market, where professional skaters entertained the people, who were enjoying Christmas food / drinks.
The After Movie. Dec.22, 2019, on André’s Facebook: “We are still buzzing... This was SO MUCH FUN!! Thank you to everyone who was part of this amazing celebration!”
A glorious reception and entrance to the Christmas market and concert hall. Dickens costumes, piccolos. Footmen in front of the golden curtain, which gave entrance to the concert hall.
Meeting German fan friends: Beate, Doro, Hanne.
Donij sang: “Panis Angelicus”
Ellie, Donij and Anna sang: “Noel”.
Gospel choir “The Golden Voices”.
the Maastricht Waltz Company
For us, this is the picture of the year! Anna singing “Walking in the air” and the team Illuminum skaters in front of her. Photo by Jeannette Heijkoop. Well done Jeannette!
Thank you André, you never cease to amaze us. The concerts were sensational and the setting out of this world! We absolutely loved it! Photo/video credits: Ingrid Groenendijk, Jeannette Heijkoop, Sally Hodges, Han Scheuerman, Patrick Verweire, Jean-Pierre Geusens, Ruud / Ineke.
Wonderful backdrops and color changing chandeliers.
Dutch folklore: skating in traditional costumes.
Jeannette Heijkoop (NL), Bebe Maggiori (UK). Waltzing: Linda and Richard Oswick (UK).
Jill Baggaley and Sally Hodges (UK)
Jill Baggaley and Margaret Crisp (UK)
Video above: A 32 minute impression of the Christmas concert. The sky mote indicates that a DVD will be released of this concert.
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