Andrea Bocelli will perform live from empty Milan Cathedral

April 11, 2020

The famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has been asked to celebrate Easter and sing in the Milan’s empty Duomo Cathedral. Those who have visited this amazing landmark will know its beauty well. The church is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. The audience-free concert “Music for Hope” will be livestreamed for free. Bocelli is doing this pro-bono.

“On the day in which we celebrate the trust in a life that triumphs, I’m honoured and happy to answer ‘Sì’ to the invitation of the City and 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” – said Andrea Bocelli.

Bocelli will give a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world. He will be accompanied only by the cathedral organist, Emanuele Vianelli. He is scheduled to perform sacred pieces such as “Ave Maria” and “Sancta Maria”.

You can watch it live on Easter Sunday at 6pm on Andrea Bocelli’s Youtube.

Maria Byczynski

 

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