Andrea Bocelli Will Perform Live From An Empty Church On Easter Sunday

Apr 08, 2020 by apost team

Classical music singer Andrea Bocelli is using his talents to uplift and inspire the world this Easter Sunday. He has exclusive access to the Duomo di Milano in Italy, a cathedral that is currently closed due to the Coronavirus crisis, for a one-of-a-kind performance. The singer with the voice of an angel will be singing to an empty church and broadcasting to a Livestream on his Youtube channel.

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The pews will be empty while Bocelli performs live, but he will be with cathedral organist Emanuele Vianelli. Together they will perform holy songs such as “Ave Maria” and “Sancta Maria.” The acoustics will be undoubtedly incredible and the setting will be gorgeous and serene.

Bocelli is also cognizant of the hope that it will bring to people around the world during these troubled times:

“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," he said in a statement to the LA Times. “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... It will be a joy to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration which evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth."

The legendary performance, called “Bocelli: Music for Hope,” will be on at 7 pm in Milan, or 10 am PT/1 pm ET. The live performance will be seen only on Andrea Bocelli’s YouTube channel.

Check out the trailer below to see what to expect on this year's magical Easter morning:

It will brighten up Easter Sunday this year, will you be tuning in? Be sure to let somebody know in your life that will be missing Easter services at their local church this year.