International superstar André Rieu himself introduces the first screening of his festive Christmas concert, and will take part in a live Q & A with cinema audiences

CinemaLive is excited to announce they will deliver Andre Rieu’s HOME FOR CHRISTMAS concert to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Saturday November 24th at 5pm (GMT). André Rieu will make a special Live Appearance by satellite from Maastricht, introducing his festive Christmas concert, and cinema audiences will have the opportunity to participate in a special hosted live Q & A prior to the concert screening.

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, Andre performs 26 holiday classics in his snowy, beautifully decorated garden and Saint Pierter Church across the street from his home.

Relaxing by his fireplace, Andre 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 well-loved ballads.

Andre 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”.

“With ‘Home for Christmas’, I not only want to share my personal thoughts about this special time of the year, but also my very own selection of the world’s most beautiful Christmas classics. From the sacral Silent Night and Ave Maria to beloved classics like “White Christmas” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain”, this concert is a celebration of life, peace and music”.

Rieu’s celebration of Christmas is just what you need to get into the spirit.

Known for his energetic and festive live performances, Andre Rieu is affectionately known as the ‘King of Waltz’ to his international audiences, with album sales of more than 30 million. In 2010 Rieu sold more concert tickets than any other male artist internationally, beating Bruce Springsteen to the Number 1 spot!

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