Willeke made a conscious choice to keep her goodbyes small, and spend the day with the people she loves most. Hours before the party started, her kids Danielle, Johnny, and Cage had already come to the site. Willeke wanted to end her career with the presence of her offspring, grandchildren and brother Tony. With the family, just as she started 65 years ago, she was singing with her father Willie Alberti at the time.
This might be a farewell to Willeke’s stage life, but she hasn’t hung up her mic yet. This evening, the singer received a check of several tens of thousands of euros from Vriendenloterij for her Willeke Alberti Foundation. This allows her to play in nursing homes with her band. Because that’s what you want to keep doing in the coming years. So she only sees the performance in Concertgebouw as a farewell to her solo career in the form of theatrical tours. When her fellow artists invited her to sing as a guest at their concert, she didn’t say “no” to her. We also welcome individual performances in the country. For example, last week Willeke was announced as one of the main guests at the opening of the Uitmarkt in Amsterdam. I really want to be remembered with my bands and my loyal fans in Amsterdam at Museum Square. Sing together, laugh together and have fun together; This is what everyone wants.
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