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Chris Coetzer comes ‘home’ to Ron Smith Care Centre

Renowned SA tenor Chris Coetzer made a return visit to Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre (RSCC) on May 10, much to the delight of the residents gathered for the centre’s Mother’s Day tea.

Earlier this year, Chris performed as part of the care centre’s Valentine’s Day celebrations and captivated the audience with his beautiful voice and charming personality.

As he welcomed his audience to the Mother’s Day event, he paid tribute to the care centre and its wonderful residents and staff and said that returning to RSCC was like ‘coming home’ for him.

His Mother’s Day performance exceeded expectations, says RSCC’s manager: Recreational programmes, Debbie Christen. “He once again uplifted residents and staff alike, with renditions of That’s Amoré, Kumbaya, Silver Threads & Golden Needles and many other songs.  He raised heartbeats with Nat King Cole’s romantic song, Unforgettable, and got everyone clapping, dancing and moving with Miriam Makeba’s song, Pata Pata.”

Debbie says Chris then asked everyone to join hands and ‘raised goosebumps when he sang his final spirit-filled number, You Raise Me Up’.

After a joyful morning of beautiful music, residents and staff were treated to mouth-watering strawberry cheesecake.

Maureen Wollenschlaeger, Precious Monwanati, and Mona Knoddel.

Isobel Kohll’s heart melts as Chris Coetzer sings Unforgettable.

Mona Knoddel, Amy Wright, Lucia Nkuna and Joy Smith enjoy the music.

Petunia Moloea, Josephine Kew and Catherine Mpe.

Anne Raats is delighted to have a dance with Chris Coetzer.

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