Due to overwhelming demand, in conjunction with André Rieu will once again screen André Rieu’s spectacular Christmas concert, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS in cinemas across the UK, Ireland and Europe. The broadcast will include a live satellite tour of André’s castle, conducted by André himself as well as well as an interactive Q&A exclusively for cinema audiences. The satellite broadcast will take place on Sunday 24th November at 3pm. Visit www.cinemalive.com for more information and to find a cinema near you.
The “Home for Christmas” program is filmed primarily at Rieu’s house, a romantic medieval castle in his hometown of Maastricht in The Netherlands. Together with his Johann Strauss Orchestra, soloists and choir, André performs 26 holiday classics in his snowy, beautifully decorated garden and Saint Pieter Church across the street from his home. Relaxing by his fireplace, André tells a Christmas tale and shares with the audience how he celebrates Christmas at home. Home for Christmas includes special guest performances by The Royal Choir Society Mastreechter Staar, The Sjamaes Children’s Choir and 10 year old ballerina Rosa. The romantic celebration of Christmas, ranges from Christmas classics to emotional ballads.
André commented, “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. 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 also said, ‘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”.
Known for his energetic and festive live performances, André Rieu is affectionately known as the ‘King of Waltz’ to his international audiences, with album sales of more than 30 million.
Duration: Approximately 2hrs 40mins (no intermission)
Tickets are available now online from your local cinema or at the box office.