Bocelli has been given the greenlight to perform an Easter concert, titled “Bocelli: Music for Hope”, at the historic Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy, according to Variety.
This Easter will prove to be a memorable one as A) for the first time ever you (if you’re Christian) are prohibited from going to church to celebrate it, B) you won’t be able to do a massive Easter egg hunt, and C) famed opera singer Andrea Bocelli will be performing for you completely free of charge.
What’s interesting here is no one will be attending the concert, physically that is. Virtually, yes. The whole world can tune in to it as it will be live-streamed for free on Bocelli’s YouTube channel.
Click on the video below to watch it when it goes live at 7pm in Italy on Easter Sunday, 12 April.
“I am happy Andrea has accepted our invitation,” said Milan’s mayor, 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.”
The concert, which Bocelli will be doing without any fee, is a collaboration between Milan, the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, Sugar Music, Universal Music Group and YouTube.
Meahile, Andrea Bocelli Foundation has also started a GoFundMe campaign. The description on the page states that it aims “to raise funds to support the hospitals and wards that are dedicated to caring for those who are fighting COVID-19.”
(Photo source: Andrea Bocelli’s Instagram)