About Pierre van der Westhuizen

THE POWER | THE PASSION | THE CALLING

From a very young age, Pierre had the dream to sing to the Glory of God! As a Committed Christian he realizes the need for humanity to be in Need of God and His Grace. With his rich Classic Tenor Voice, he sings Inspirational Songs Passionately to the Glory of God. The Mario Lanza of Gospel, Pierre believes that people hearts must be touched through his Ministry of Music to bring the Rewarding Grace and Love of God to everyone!

Pierre van der Westhuizen was born into a musical family in Pretoria in 1961, youngest of 6 children.  His love of music was evident since early childhood.  His 1st performance in church at age of 4 singing the hymn “Worthy is the Lamb”.  He enchanted audiences even as a little primary school boy.

He had voice training under Wilhelmina Dunbar and later attended the Opera School in Pretoria under Eric Muller, participating as Tenor Soloist. He readily says that he wanted to sing Gospel music since he was a child.  The message of sharing the Gospel is Music is very real to him as a soloist and member (first tenor) of the Gospel Quartet Melody 4 (1976-2013); Pierre can share quite a few experiences about the influence of gospel music in people’s lives.

Pierre van der Westhuizen, is a dynamic and committed musical artist exhibiting music-making that deeply touches the emotions of audiences, connecting with people from all walks of life. His voice has been described as rich, resonant and compelling, with clear tones and impressive agility. Although classically trained, he is not limited to serious classical music, but has extended himself to Inspirational, Gospel, and Love music in a classic style, pursuing his solo career.

Perhaps music lovers haven’t heard of Pierre who has a Classic Tenor Voice, but he is in actual fact quite a pioneer in Gospel music in South Africa!  He is one of the first soloists to cut a record of Christian music in 1986 (Sounds His Praise), in the days when Gospel music was still in its infancy.  Pierre expresses the substance/core of the Christian experience in his music.  His musical talent and sensitive interpretations strike the right chord in believers’ hearts and inspire a longing for the Eternal.  He says: “it is truly my passionate desire to spread God’s Love in this way!”  Hence the title of his first album “My Passion”.

Pierre is privileged to maintain an extensive concert repertoire and has performed numerous solo concerts in South Africa, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Zimbabwe and Namibia with his gospel singing ministry.

Supportive international and local television and radio stations include Hope Channel, 3ABN, Kruiskyk, DKNT Gospel, LLBN Radio Pulpit and Radio RSG.

His latest Album “When you say you Love me” was released in May 2015 with a collection of wonderful songs – close to the heart, songs like: To Believe, Because We Believe, Because, etc.  My dream is to spread Glorious Music to the Glory of God!

Pierre sings for: Weddings, Corporate Functions, Church Services, Christmas Shows, Charity Fund Raisers, Shows with Choirs, House Concerts, Ladies Tea Parties, Evangelistic Meetings, Private and Year End Functions, Retirement Villages, MC, Guest Adjudicator, Festivals and Birthday Celebrations as no performance is too big or small.

Something personal and close to my heart, blessed with 2 beautiful kids:
Rozamund Eliza, studying her Masters in Music at Zurcher Hochschedule der Kunste ZHdK. Lives in Winderthur, Switzerland and a passionate cellist.
Xander Pierre, Multi Media Designer in Cape Town, South Africa and a Heartbeat Drummer.

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

Albums/CDs Available

My Passion
  1. Down From His Glory
  2. We Believe
  3. No More Night
  4. Nella Fantasia
  5. You Raise Me Up
  6. How Great Thou Art
  7. Only Jesus / Calvary’s Love
  8. The Warrior Is a Child
  9. The Holy City
  10. The Love Of God
  11. Because Of Who You Are
  12. You’ll Never Walk Alone
I Believe
  1. Crucified With Christ
  2. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
  3. You’re My God
  4. Praise You, I Will Praise You
  5. Why Me Lord
  6. Just A Closer Walk
  7. In You Alone
  8. All Rise
  9. People Need The Lord
  10. Forgive Me
  11. I’D Rather Have Jesus
  12. Oh What A Saviour
  13. Impossible Dream
  14. I Believe
Genade
  1. Ek Sal Bid Vir Jou
  2. Die Onse Vader
  3. Blye Verseekring
  4. His Eye Is On The Sparrow
  5. Lamb Of Glory
  6. Seekers Of Your Heart
  7. Kruis Keurspel
  8. Genade Onbeskryflik Groot
  9. Prayer
  10. Jesus Keurspel
  11. Die Gebed
  12. When A Child Is Born
  13. Stille Nag, Heilige Nag
  14. Met Middernag
When you say…
  1. When You Say You Love Me
  2. Die Son Sal Weer Skyn
  3. Everytime I Look At You
  4. Because We Believe
  5. Can’t Help Falling In Love
  6. Sweef Soos ‘n Arend
  7. Mama
  8. Somewhere
  9. Jy’s My Engel
  10. Nella Fantasia
  11. Nights In White Satin
  12. Hallelujah
  13. Because
  14. To Believe
Heading Home
  1. My Jesus I Love Thee
  2. Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know
  3. Garden Of Eden Zoo
  4. Heading Home
  5. Dig a Little Deeper
  6. When He Was On The Cross
  7. Torn In Two
  8. God Is So Wonderful
  9. Back To Basics
  10. His Name  Wonderful
  11. Water From The Rock
  12. Let There Be Peace
Sound His Praise
  1. My Everything
  2. You’re The Only Jesus
  3. Sound His Praise
  4. His Steady Love
  5. For I Shall See Him
  6. What a Difference You’ve Made In My Life
  7. Jesus Paid It All
  8. You Gave Me Love
  9. I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
  10. It Is Well With My Soul
I Found Grace
  1. One Fine Day
  2. I Know What Lies Ahead
  3. Room At The Cross
  4. I Found Grace
  5. Jesus Saves
  6. Stand By Me
  7. I Stand Redeemed
  8. He Touched Me
  9. If We Ever Needed The Lord
  10. More About Jesus
  11. Joy
  12. I Want To Draw Nearer
Ten Volle Betaal
  1. Ja Ek Weet
  2. Ten Volle Betaal
  3. Als Wat Ek Is
  4. Woning Daar Bo
  5. God Sal Jou Trou Behoed
  6. Voel Jy Soms of Die Here Te Ver Is
  7. Blye Verseekring
  8. Ek Weet Wie Hou Die Toekoms
  9. Soos ‘n Man Van Die Woord
  10. U Is Waardig Lofsang
  11. Jesus Min My
  12. Moet Ek Gaan Met Lee Hande
  13. Seengebed
  14. Dit Is Wel Met My Sien
  15. Garden Of Eden Zoo

 

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"Ek Sal Bid Vir Jou" by Pierre van der Westhuizen

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You Raise Me Up

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Nella Fantasia