The Johann Strauss Orchestra together with André Rieu is worldfamous. Millions of fans from all over the world are enjoying his concerts. From Sao Paulo to Sydney and of course in Maastricht every summer.
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André Rieu: Welcome to my World - World in Union - Netflix
“World in Union”, with lyrics by Charlie Skarbek, is a theme song for the Rugby World Cup that attempts to capture the spirit of international friendship which pervades rugby union culture the world over. The melody is “Thaxted” — the stately theme from the middle section of “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity”, a movement from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”, and was originally adapted for its use in the English/Anglican patriotic hymn, “I Vow to Thee My Country”.
André Rieu: Welcome to my World - Invictus - Netflix
World in Union features in the movie Invictus which is based on the events surrounding the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa. The original 1995 World Cup recording by PJ Powers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo is used at the end of the final match. A second recording made for the movie by Yollandi Nortjie and Overtone is played during the closing credits.
André Rieu: Welcome to my World - References - Netflix