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An operatic ‘O Holy Night’ for a glorious Christmas Eve

André Rieu

Youtube - Fair Use

J-P Mauro - published on 12/24/17

André Rieu's arranged a beautiful trio to sing this Christmas standard.

André Rieu put on a lovely Christmas concert in London on November 19, and now it has been turned into a spectacular cinematic event, Christmas with André. The 130-minute festive celebration features the 90-minute concert as well as a tour of Rieu’s hometown, Maastricht.

Rieu spoke with ClassicFM about why he chose to release his concert to movie theaters instead of taking his Johann Strauss Orchestra on tour:

“I would never be away from my family around Christmas – especially now since I can enjoy the glowing faces of my grandchildren and their excitement when they see the Christmas tree and the gifts waiting underneath,” André said. “I travel around the world for the whole year working hard to bring music and joy to my audiences and fans but I am always home for Christmas.” He added: “I am looking forward to giving cinema audiences a personal tour of my castle and showing where we filmed each of the Home for Christmas concert sequences, as well as answering many questions in a live Q&A.”

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