Global classical music icon, Andrea Bocelli, will be performing Live this Easter Sunday (12th April, 6pm GMT) from The Duomo Cathedral in Milan.
Invited to perform by Mayor Giuseppe Sala, with agreement and thanks to the hospitality of the Archpriest and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo – Andrea accepted the invitation to perform and what’s more will be doing it completely pro bono!
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“On the day on which we celebrate the trust in a life that triumphs, I’m honored and happy to answer ‘Sì’ to the invitation of the City and the Duomo of Milan” – Andrea Bocelli
Strictly no audience/members of the public will be present, instead Bocelli will be accompanied by the Cathedral’s organist Emanuele Vianelli as they perform a repertoire of sacred arias such as ‘Sancta Maria’ and ‘Ave Maria’, which will be broadcast exclusively from Bocelli’s YouTube channel.
Speaking of Bocelli’s acceptance, the Mayor of Milan said; “I am happy Andrea has accepted our invitation. This year, Easter will be very different for all of us. The joyous serenity that usually comes with this day, has been greatly troubled by the pandemic we are experiencing. I am sure that the extraordinary voice of Bocelli will be the embrace we are missing these days, a strong, special hug, capable of warming the heart of Milan, Italy and the world.”
“I believe in the strength of praying together; I believe in the Christian Easter, a universal symbol of rebirth that everyone – whether they are believers or not – truly needs right now. Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth’s pulsing heart…” said Andrea Bocelli.
While ‘Music For Hope’ will be streamed for free – donations to The Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF), which is currently involved in an emergency COVID-19 campaign to help hospitals purchase necessary PPE for medical staff, will be greatly received.
Donations can be sent through Bocelli’s GoFundMe campaign which has already achieved €131,000 of it’s €150,000 goal.