Easter Sunday April 12, 2020
Andrea Bocelli solo: #MusicforHope
The great Duomo Cathedral of Milan - empty except for the performance. The blind singer spreads hope to a damaged world.
Over 2.5 million listened to the live stream broadcast in an eerily empty and quiet Italy - her gift to the planet suffering the viral pandemic
Panis Angelicus (from “Messe Solennelle” Op. 12, FWV 61) César Franck
Ave Maria, CG 89a (arr. from Johann Sebastian Bach, “Prelude” no. 1, BWV 846)
Sancta Maria (arr. from “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Intermezzo)
Domine Deus (from “Petite Messe Solennelle”)
Gioachino Antonio Rossini
A Capella: Amazing Grace from the entry stairs, empty cities worldwide
"Was blind but now I see"
Update 1/20/21: "Amazing Grace" has become the anthem for the new Biden administration, a song performed at each ceremony. It's a signature for hope in the face of pandemic. Performed by Garth Brooks at the Inauguration.