Due to the current circumstances, Easter this year is going to be a more subdued affair than usual. No Church celebrations and no big family meals.
With this in mind, singer Andrea Bocelli has decided to livestream a concert featuring himself and organist Emanuele Vianelli in the Duomo di Milano, Italy on Easter Sunday 12th April at 7.00 pm CET.
Of course, there will be no live audience, only the people watching the concert from home.
Bocelli said, “On the day in 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. 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.”
The Andrea Bocelli Foundation is currently involved in an emergency COVID-19 campaign and has started a fundraiser to help hospitals purchase all the instrumentation and equipment necessary to protect their medical staff. It is possible to donate through a GoFundMe campaign.
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