"BOCELLI:MUSIC FOR HOPE" - CONCERT IN DUOMO TO CELEBRATE EASTER
SUNDAY APRIL 12, 2020 from 6 p.m. UK time, 10 a.m. PST, 1 p.m. EST
Sunday, April 12, 2020, on the occasion of Easter, the icon of international music Andrea Bocelli will perform from the Duomo of Milano in a solo performance streamed worldwide.
WHERE TO WATCH
The concert will be streamed live globally on the Andrea Bocelli's YouTube channel from 6 p.m. UK time, 10 a.m. PST, 1 p.m. EST.
The official # is #MusicForHope.
The tenor said he was honored and happy to have accepted the invitation addressed to him by the City and the Cathedral, who will welcome him thanks to the hospitality of the Archpriest and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo.
The Church's doors, currently closed to all, will open exceptionally for the sole Andrea Bocelli and for Emanuele Vianelli, playing one of world’s largest pipe organs, that will accompany the tenor on the notes of an evocative repertoire of sacred music, composed of carefully selected pieces for organ and solo voice. The chosen musical pieces will include the well-loved Ave Maria setting by Bach/Gounod and Mascagni’s Sancta Maria.
CREDITS AND QUOTES
The concert, bearer of a hope message addressed to Italy and the World, is promoted by the City of Milano and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, produced by Sugar Music and Universal Music Group, thanks to the generous contribution of YouTube. Andrea Bocelli’s participation is entirely pro-bono (in collaboration with Almud and Maverick Management).
"I am happy Andrea has accepted our invitation" said the Mayor of Milano, Giuseppe Sala, adding 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 Milano, Italy and the world".
Monsignor Gianantonio Borgonovo, Archpriest of the Duomo of Milano, recalled that the Cathedral is "the home of the people of Milano", and right from here will radiate the message of hope, empathy and brotherhood brought by the voice of Bocelli.
Finally, Bocelli himself stated that: “Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth’s pulsing heart, this wonderful international forge that is reason for Italian pride. The generous, courageous, proactive Milano and the whole of Italy will be again, and very soon, a winning model, engine of a renaissance that we all hope for. It will be a joy to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration which evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth".