As church-goers across the globe are ordered to stay indoors and practice social distancing, Andrea Bocelli made an announcement that will make the lack of in-person worship services a little bit easier to bear.
“On Easter Sunday at 6PM UK, [1 p.m. ET] by invitation of the City and of the Duomo of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli will give a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world,” the 61-year-old tweeted on Tuesday.
Bocelli and his organist Emanuele Vianelli will be the only two in the cathedral at the time of the performance, which will be live-streamed on his YouTube channel.
“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,” Bocelli said in a statement.
“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 continued.
Read more. Below is a short video promoting the event.