On Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020), Italian tenor and world music icon Andrea Bocelli will give a solo efficiency at the historic Duomo, the cathedral of Milan, Italy, by invitation of the City and of the cathedral, and due to the hospitality of the Archpriest and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo.
“On the day on which we celebrate the trust in a life that triumphs, I’m honored and happy to answer ‘Si’ to the invitation of the City and the Duomo of Milan”. This is how Andrea Bocelli mentioned ‘yes’ to the City of Milan in this darkish time that has wounded all of Italy.
There might be no viewers current, and strictly no entry for the public (in compliance with authorities laws on Covid-19), however the live performance might be solely streamed live globally on the tenor’s YouTube channel from 6PM UK time, uniting the world in the face of a world pandemic, regardless of many being remoted at dwelling.
In a live performance representing a message of affection, therapeutic and hope to Italy and the world, the Duomo, a nationwide and worldwide landmark, at the moment closed to all, will open its doorways exceptionally for Andrea Bocelli who might be accompanied solely by the cathedral organist, Emanuele Vianelli, enjoying one in all world’s largest pipe organs. The rigorously chosen items, specifically organized for solo voice and organ for the event, will embody the well-loved Ave Maria setting by Bach/Gounod and Mascagni’s Sancta Maria – uplifting sacred music repertoire on a day symbolic of the renewal of life.
The occasion is promoted by the City of Milan and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, produced by Sugar Music and Universal Music Group, due to the beneficiant contribution of YouTube. Andrea Bocelli’s participation is completely pro-bono (in collaboration with Almud and Maverick Management).
“I am happy Andrea has accepted our invitation,” mentioned the Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala. “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.”
“Our ‘Hallelujah’ is an invitation that we placed in the ark forty days ago and that the flood, which has overwhelmed us all, almost made us forget the joy of expressing it on the day of Easter. The voice and word of Andrea Bocelli reminds us that the reason for our hope does not come from us but it is a gift that comes from God. This is what it means to promote, from our Duomo – the home of the people of Milan – and through the voice of Bocelli, the confidence that the Spirit of the Risen Crucifix will help us shape the days granted to us in the Kingdom of the One who wanted a new humanity, united and fraternal,” mentioned Monsignor Gianantonio Borgonovo, Archpriest of the Duomo of Milan.
“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, this wonderful international forge that is reason for Italian pride.
The generous, courageous, proactive Milan 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,” mentioned Andrea Bocelli.
Bocelli, along with his Foundation, is at the moment concerned in an emergency COVID-19 marketing campaign. The Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF) has began a fundraiser to assist hospitals buy all the instrumentation and tools crucial to guard their medical workers. It is feasible to donate by means of the GoFundMe marketing campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/wk67wc-abfxcamerino or by contacting the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, by writing to email@example.com.