1. Mirusia: Home Tour 2012 - Behind the Scenes

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    Go behind the scenes with Mirusia at one of her rehearsals for the Home Tour 2012. On a stormy Brisbane day Mirusia rehearsed with Vocal Manoeuvres Choir, who went on tour with her in November 2012. Here you will see a little of the creative process involved. Chorusmaster: Alison Rogers Pianist/MD: Michael Manikus Arranger: Chris Brindley

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    • Mirusia on RCC's Christmas by Starlight Concert 2012

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      On 1 December 2012, Hundreds of artists and thousands of people will sing with one voice at Redland City's Christmas by Starlight Concert at Norm Price Park, Cleveland. Gates open at 3 and the concert begins at 6pm Sharp. Featuring Mirusia, Rhapsody Chorus, Craig Martin, MC Paul Bishop and a host of Redland City singers, dancers, musicians, technicians all supported by dozens of local community volunteers.

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      • Mirusia Louwerse (Brisbane, 1985)

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        Mirusia Louwerse (Brisbane, 1985) is een Australische sopraan van Nederlandse afkomst. In 2006 slaagde zij voor haar klassieke zangopleiding op het Queensland Conservatorium en won zij, als jongste deelneemster ooit, het prestieuze Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Concours. In 2007 maakte ze kennis met André Rieu en dankzij een overdonderende auditie besloot hij haar als soliste mee te nemen op zijn tournee door Australië in 2008. Ondanks het gezamelijke succes treedt zij ook nog volop solo op. http://www.mirusiafanclub.com/ http://mirusia.net/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirusia_Louwerse http://www.andrerieu-movies.com BIOGRAPHY ‘Beauty, brains, dedication, passion, extraordinary talent and a voice quite possibly the finest ever produced in this country.’ Yes! It is a big call, but no one present at Mirusia’s recent concert performances will have any argument. Currently touring as soprano soloist with world renowned violinist Andre Rieu, and with two #1 albums in Australia, Mirusia says she is living the life she has always dreamed of. Singing in cities all over the world and surrounded by talented musicians, Mirusia is enjoying every moment. It comes as no surprise that Mirusia is enjoying her time working with Andre Rieu, in May 2008 they released the CD 'Waltzing Matilda' in Australia which went platinum within 10 days and stayed at the number one position on the Australian Pop Charts for three consecutive weeks. This CD was the first time Rieu had ever collaborated with another artist and was released as a tribute to the many dedicated fans in Australia. Mirusia is a Brisbane born Soprano and at only 25, has already enjoyed many successes so far in her career. In 2005, Mirusia was named 'Redlands Young Citizen of the Year' and she headlined the Mayors Variety Spectacular. She went on that year to win the ‘Redlands Eisteddfods Aria Competition‘, ‘Redlands Eisteddfod Aggregate Award’ and the ‘Spring Festival Talent Quest’. She was also chosen as the ‘Young Talent’ on the 2005 ‘Golden Casket Lord Mayors Christmas Carols’, which was televised on QLD’s Channel 7. In June, 2006, Mirusia was announced as the youngest ever winner of the prestigious "Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award". That year she also received numerous scholarships and bursaries for her outstanding recitals at the QLD Conservatorium of Music including the ‘Elizabeth Muir Memorial Prize’, ‘Brisbane Womens Club’ and ‘Margaret Haysom Bursaries’, and the ‘Linda Edith Allen Scholarship’ two times over. Mirusia’s first independent album ‘She Walks in Beauty’ was released in October 2006. 2007 saw a very productive year for Mirusia who recorded with the Queensland Pops Orchestra for their 'Songs of Inspiration' album which was released in June. Mirusia features as Soprano Soloist on numerous tracks on the album. Mirusia also did a tour around Australia, New Zealand and Canada with Andrew Mckinnon's 'Scotland the Brave' and toured around The United States, Canada, Japan and Europe with world renowned violinist Andre Rieu. In 2008, Mirusia played a major role in Andre Rieu's ‘World Stadium Tour’, which even took her back to her home country Australia. ‘The World Stadium Tour’ broke all the records as the largest set, cast and crew to ever tour in the history of the music industry. 2009 was an even bigger year, with Mirusia partaking in the filming of 4 Concert DVD’s and CD’s, and touring in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, the United States of America, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and France. Her new album 'Always and Forever' was released in Australia in October and in The Netherlands in December 2010 and features Mirusia's favourite songs she has sung with Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra. It charted on the Australian Classical Charts for many weeks at #1 and even made the Pop Charts Top 20! Please check Mirusia's Future Engagements to find out if she is singing in a city near you!!! AMSTERDAM - Dankzij de 61-jarige André Rieu leeft Mirusia Louwerse in een sprookje. Haar tante schreef vier jaar geleden een brief naar de vioolvirtuoos om hem attent te maken op haar in Australië woonachtige nichtje. De blonde zangeres werd met open armen ontvangen. Ze emigreerde naar Limburg. Maar de bijna 26-jarige sopraan gaat nu uit heimwee terug. Moet de violist zijn muze missen? In mei ga ik terug naar mijn geboorteland. Mijn ouders zijn Nederlanders, maar willen in Australië blijven. Ik heb hen de afgelopen jaren erg gemist. Ik weet niet hoe lang zij er nog zijn; over vijf jaar zijn ze misschien ziek of overleden. Zij zijn de enigen die ik heb, ik heb geen broers en zussen." Het is geen gemakkelijk besluit, want Mirusia's geliefde woont in Nederland. Verlegen: Australië klinkt ver weg, maar je bent er in 24 uur. Ik vind die reis geen probleem. Sebastiaan zal zo veel mogelijk naar Australië komen. Hij is al acht keer met mij mee geweest. Hier zien we elkaar ook niet altijd; hij woont in Amsterdam, ik in Maastricht. Door zijn werk als freelance geluidsman gaat hij vaak met André mee op tournee. Zo hebben we elkaar ook leren kennen. Eerst zag ik hem alleen van achteren. Ik dacht 'wat een mooi blond haar!' Toen hij zich omdraaide, zag ik dat hij ook een heel lief gezicht heeft. Ik zei blozend 'hi' en voelde mij weer vijftien!" 2011.. Mirusia is niet bang dat hij, wanneer ze weer in Australië woont, op zoek gaat naar een andere vriendin. '' Hij begrijpt mijn leven en accepteert het. Dat is zo bijzonder aan hem."

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