Justin Bieber performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza on September 10, 2015 in New York City.
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September 12, 2015 9:22 AM EDT

On Thursday morning, Justin Bieber took the stage at Rockefeller Plaza as part of a scheduled performance for the Today Show’s summer concert series. But for a special group of fans, the show had barely begun.

After the concert, Bieber retreated to the Today Show’s green room to play a private concert for fans who lost loved ones on 9/11 and for children involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bieber played both older songs, like “All That Matters,” and new tracks like “What Do You Mean,” off his forthcoming album, while fans sang along and, in a few cases, shed tears of joy.

Through his work with Make-a-Wish, Bieber has granted more than 250 wishes for children with terminal illnesses.

You can watch clips of the performance here.


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