Mirusia Louwerse Soprano, page 1
August 28, 2012. NEWS, straight from Australia! Mirusia has come Home to Australia and has been busy organizing several performances. During July we have seen two very successful programs, one in the Redlands (the suburb where Mirusia lives) and one in central Brisbane at the Powerhouse. Mirusia is very active in promoting her beautiful music to the regional areas of Queensland. Hot of the press!! Look out regional Queensland: Mirusia is planning three very special concerts on her Home Tour 2012, and this is exclusive news! One is already for sale and more information on the other two is coming soon! The Pockets Rainforest Retreat concert is already for sale. Mirusia will be featuring special guest Adam Lopez on her continuation of the Home Tour 2012. On 15 September 2012, there will be a gala dinner and a concert. For $85 per person you will enjoy an exquisite three course dinner and a concert by Mirusia in an intimate and luxurious setting. Seating is limited. Book now on (in Australia): (02)66803300 or 0438841122. Or email: pocketsretreat@bigpond.com. But first: Mirusia had received the very prestigious ARIA Award for her DVD "Always and Forever" that went platinum and stayed for four weeks as the best-selling album. ARIA stands for Australian Recording Industry Association. It's this association that created the ARIA Awards in 1987 to honour and celebrate excellence and innovation in all genres of Australian music. On 20 August 2012 Mirusia sang at the ACMF "DUETS 2012" with Sam Moran. Amongst others they sang 'Come What May'. You can watch the YouTube video below.
Mirusia’s newsletter of July 24th 2012) Hello Dear Fans! It's been an exciting few months for me as I have moved back to Australia and I am back at home again. And to celebrate the fact that I am home again I have released a very special limited edition CD called “Home”. It is for sale online with shipping worldwide from www.thatsentertainment.nl At the beginning of July I was so proud to have two homecoming concerts in Queensland, one at my home city of Redlands and the other in Brisbane city as the beginning of my 'Home Tour 2012'. It was such a thrill to feel the love and warmth coming from my own home crowd again and I was emotionally moved by the standing ovations. At the concerts I also featured two very brilliant artists. One the very kind Sam Moran, who some of you may know from Wiggles fame. Sam joined me on stage to sing some duets and it was very special. Also the lovely Sally Cooper joined me on stage as solo violinist. At my concerts I also debuted my new song 'Forever Shine' which I wrote with my good friend James Kempster. You can hear the world debut on the YouTube video below:
Coming up in July I am singing as special guest at the Mater Hospital Redlands Christmas in July event. I am so looking forward to perform for this special event with Alan Beard and Kim Durant. It will be my first Christmas in July event in five years after touring the world with Andre Rieu. I am glad to be spending this Christmas in July helping to raise much needed funds for the Mater Private Hospital Redland. We need to help raise $100,000 for important new equipment and services, and this will benefit all. Tickets are $65 and include a 3 Course Christmas Dinner. For further information or to make a donation, contact Jackie North at Mater Foundation on 3163 8000 or email: Jackie.North@mater.org.au And in August I am performing for the Australian Children's Music Foundation at their annual DUETS concert at the Sydney State Theatre. All proceeds go towards the ACMF helping support music education in Australia. These once-in-a-lifetime collaborations between artists are a joy to behold as they leave their comfort zones and embark on a musical journey with, quite often, a fellow artist they’ve only just met! VIP tickets are only available directly through the ACMF office. Ticket numbers are limited, so please hurry to avoid disappointment. VIP tickets cost $275 (this includes best seats in the house and entry to the DUETS after party with the performers at the Hilton Zeta Bar). To purchase VIP tickets, please contact Kerrie at ACMF on 02 9929 0008 or email: kerrie@acmf.com.au All other tickets are available from Ticketmaster. I'm really looking forward to the coming months. Greetings from Mirusia.
On Tuesday May 22nd 2012, Mirusia appeared in Alan Jones' breakfast show on the Australian 2GB 873AM radio station. Mirusia joins Alan by phone and talks about her new career in Australia. Click "Play" on the bar below to hear the interview.
On Saturday May 12th, 2012, Mirusia appeared in Bob Rogers' program on the Australian 2CH radio station (www.2ch.com) She talks about her time with André Rieu and her upcoming tour in Australia.  Click on the Play button in the bar below to hear the interview. (Duration: 12 minutes 14 seconds)
On May 11th, 2012, Mirusia appeared on the Australian 2UE radio station. Mirusia: André Rieu's Star discovery. It's the kind of story of a dream comes true, with Stuart Bocking's special guest: Mirusia. Snapped up by André Rieu to tour the world, you'll be spellbound by her amazing talent and incredible fairytale story. Click "Play" on the bar to the right to hear this interview. (Duration: 10 min 25 sec.) (www.2ue.com.au) Thanks to Vicki Hogue for sending us this link.
Mirusia on Facebook, May 6th 2012: Thank you to all my lovely fans for the encouraging and supportive emails and messages for my upcoming solo tour. It means so much to me to know you are thinking of me and wishing me the best. I'm really looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for me. Thank you all. PS. To answer your questions: I am only just taking a break from working with André Rieu and the JSO. I hope to return to perform with them next year. Stay tuned for a new album, news coming up soon.
MIRUSIA PERFORMS FOR SNF. A high tea with an intimate concert in the city of Waalwijk.
On April 21st, 2012, Mirusia conducted an intimate performance for the benefit of SNF, a foundation which collects monies for charity. We were in the city of Waalwijk in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, and had a very enjoyable afternoon in a cozy café, owned and operated by two elderly sisters named Leenheers. We were served an exclusive high tea with lots of delicious snacks and sweets. Mirusia sang several songs which we had never heard before and she told us something about her career beginning at the age of seventeen. We'd like to share our video with you, to which we have added English subtitles, for all the fans around the world. Enjoy!
Mirusia with the sisters Leenheers.
On Sunday December 19th, 2010 Mirusia gave a small concert at the DICKENS  FESTIVAL in Drunen, a small town in the province of Noord-Brabant in The Netherlands. She also presented her new CD "Always and Forever" to the Dutch public. This CD is officially not available in The Netherlands (yet), but the local music shop "Music and Movies" is currently the only shop where you can buy this CD in Holland.
This concert also marks the release of Mirusia's Dutch website: www.mirusia.nl (also in English). European citizens can order her new CD through this website. Making this a bit easier than ordering in Australia. Mirusia's personal message for you, at the end of the video clip, is the icing on the cake!!! One question from the audience: How can you preserve your voice in the cold? Her answer: "I have not the slightest idea!" Mirusia told the audience she had purchased her hat in Canada!
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