Pierre van der Westhuizen

21
Nov
Pierre van der Westhuizen

Pierre van der Westhuizen is a Full Time Singing Evangelist, spreading the Word of God through Great Inspirational Music…..The Classic Way!

He has been touring the USA, Russia, New Zeeland, Australia and Southern Africa, bringing the Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ – in a special presentation of singing!

Pierre expresses the substance /core of the Christian experience in his music. His musical talent and

sensitive interpretations through the Holy Spirit, strike the right cord in believer’s hearts, and inspire

a longing for the Eternal!

“It is truly my passionate desire to make people aware of God’s Love, Grace and Mercy”

Pierre sings for:

Birthday Celebrations, Weddings, Funerals, Corporate Functions, Churches, Charities, Schools, House Concerts, Ladies Tea Mornings, Evangelistic Meetings……no Performance too big or too small

Pierre has 3 Gospel CDs on the market – My Passion, I Believe and ‘Genade’ (Grace)

Information Detail:

Mobile: +27 82 552 6897

Email: louisefourie@discoverymail.co.za

Website: www.pierretenore.com

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1961
-Born into a musical family, youngest of 6 children
-Started singing at the age of 3 – lots of singing with my sisters Nella and Martie
-1st Performance in church at age 4 singing the hymn “Worthy is the Lamb”

1967
-Attended Primary School, in the city of Pretoria, South Africa
-Sang in various school choirs and churches

1975
-Attended High School, was part of a boys quartet, brass trio, junior choir, senior choir and did various solo items

1976
-National School Choir Tour as Soloist (throughout South Africa)

1980/81
-Attended Helderberg College, Cape Province, South Africa
-Had voice training under Wilhelmina Dunbar
-Participated in various Eisteddfods
-Sang in various Oratorios as Soloist
-Achieved a Gold Medal for Lieder Song at the Stellenbosch University Eisteddfod
-Attended the Master Class of world renowned Lieder Singer – Gerhard Souze
-Visited Zimbabwe for various performances in the city of Bulawayo
-Visited Namibia for Church Camp meetings

1983/84
-Compulsory National Defense Service for 2 years
-Played in the SA Medics Brass Band

1985–95
-Was First Tenor for the Melody 4 Gospel Quartet

1986
-Attended the Opera School in Pretoria
-Participated as Tenor Soloist in the “Debut with Mimi Coertze” Concert, in the State Opera House in Pretoria with the PACT National -Symphony Orchestra
-Recorded solo Gospel Album – “SOUND HIS PRAISE”
-Traveled to Germany – auditioned as soloist in Frankfurt and Munchen

1987-95
-Toured the country with the Melody 4 Gospel Quartet and did solo performances

1989
-Released the Gospel Tape Production – “I’LL PRAISE HIS NAME” with the Melody 4 Gospel Quartet

1991
-Released the Gospel CD – “HEADING HOME” with the Melody 4 Gospel Quartet

1995
-Resigned as the First Tenor of the Melody 4 Gospel Quartet
-Worked full time as businessman, accountant and marketer for a Graphic Design Company

2005
-After 10 years of no singing, I felt the passion to proclaim God’s glory through singing pulsating through my veins, my innermost being, my everything!
-Resumed my singing with the Melody 4 Gospel Quartet, once again as their First Tenor
-Started to perform as soloist in various church gatherings and campaigns

2007
-Released the Gospel CD – “I FOUND GRACE” with the Melody 4 Gospel Quartet
-Visited various churches nationally

2008
-Released my first solo Gospel CD – “MY PASSION”, distributed by Maranatha Record Company
-Recorded solo DVD – “MY PASSION” in Cape Town, to be released October 2010
-Traveled to Russia with the Share Him Evangelistic Campaign as Principle Soloist in Moskow, St Peterburg, Cherapoviets and Volagda
-Traveled to Australia with another Evangelistic Campaign as Principle Soloist in Perth, Brisbane, Coffs Harbor and Sydney

2009
-Released my second solo Gospel CD – “I BELIEVE” , distributed by Maranatha Record Company
-Performed as soloist at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town, accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra for the “Festival of Hope”
-Various Concerts – Sponsored by HOPE Channel television
-Performed as principle solo artist at the “Durban for Christ” Evangelistic Campaign
-Performed at the Drakensville Church Camp Meeting as solo artist
-Performed at the “Pretoria for Christ” Evangelistic Campaign as solo artist and as part of the Melody 4 Gospel Quartet
-Performed at the “Jesus in the Park” Christmas concert

2010
-Recorded solo DVD – “I BELIEVE” in the coastal town, Hermanus, Western Cape, released in May 2010
-Performed on Good Friday with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra at the Good Friday Easter Program – “Easter Memories”
-National Tour of the 3 Gospel Tenors with well-known South African Tenor, Kevin Leo, and well-known American Gospel Tenor, Larry Ford
-Traveled as principle solo artist to the coastal town, Richard Bay, KwaZulu Natal, for the Share Him Evangelistic Campaign
-Arrived in the USA on 1 June to prepare for the General Conference Session of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, as solo artist for the official opening on 24 June
-Performed at various churches in California, Arkansas and Illinois
-Recorded 12 Songs at 3ABN (3 ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
-Sing for the John Carter Report (Evangelistic Campaign) during the month of December in Johannesburg, South Africa
-Performed at the Word of Faith Ministries in Port Elizabeth – Xmas Concert
-Performed in the South Coast town of Uvongo – Xmas Concert

2011
-Performed at the Jesus Dome – Durban
-Performed with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra on Good Friday at the Mosaiek Teatro in Johannesburg
-Performed at the Seventhday Adventist Campmeeting at Sedaven, Gauteng MNET DKNT Gospel Interview
-Recording new Afrikaans Gospel CD with Maranatha Record Company – to be released early in September
-Working on 1st Classical Commercial Album – watch this space!
-Working on Gospel DVD, recorded at 3ABN Studios in Illinois, USA – Soon to be released!
-As 1st Tenor of the Gospel Quartet – Melody 4: Together again!
-Xmas Programme – MNET DKNET Gospel – 29 Nov 2011

FUTURE VENTURES

-Xmas show in Atlanta, Georgia USA December 2011

-SDA Cape Conference Business Convention in February 2012

-3 Gospel Tenor (Larry Ford, Kevin Leo, Pierre van der Westhuizen)

-Nasional SA tour with The Hoppers in May 2012

-National USA Gospel Tour in July 2012

-Melody 4 Australia Tour in September 2012

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