José Carreras Gala, 2001.In 2000/2001 Manoe Konings was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite her illness and treatment, she remained playing with the JSO and only missed a single tour to the USA. In 2001 she, André and the JSO appeared in the José Carreras Gala for cancer relief. Here she proudly played without her wig. Is she alone? No, this illness hits one out of every seven women. During the same time frame Ineke was also treated for breast cancer.
José Carreras Gala, 1998.Germany. In 1998 André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra performed the Toselli Serenade together with José Carreras. The benefit of this Gala is for the fight against Leukaemenia.