April 12, 2020

Liner Notes

On Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020), by invitation of the City and of the Duomo cathedral of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli gave a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world.

Download the hymn sheet and sing along here: https://AndreaBocelli.lnk.to/Hymnsheet

Track list:
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)
Charles-François Gounod

Sancta Maria (arr. from “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Intermezzo)
Pietro Mascagni

Domine Deus (from “Petite Messe Solennelle”)
Gioachino Antonio Rossini

Amazing Grace
John Newton

“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” Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli, with the Foundation that carries his name, is currently involved in an emergency COVID-19 campaign. The Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF) has started a fundraiser to help hospitals purchase all the instrumentation and equipment necessary to protect their medical staff.

Stay home and live stream this performance exclusively on YouTube. The event is promoted by the City of Milan and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, produced by Sugar Music and Universal Music Group, thanks to the generous contribution of YouTube.

Production Groovy Gecko & Prince Production
Producers: Francesco Uboldi, Filippo Sugar, Celine Joshua, Kade Speiser
Strategy & Ops: Celine Joshua, Kade Speiser, Derek Torng
Label names Decca Records (Rebecca Allen, Laura Monks, Sophie Hilton), Sugar Music (Filippo Sugar, Lorena Pizzi, Alessia Porcari).
Management: Maverick (Francesco Pasquero, Scott Rodger) and Almud (Veronica Berti)
Director: Chris Myhre
Photography: Luca Rossetti
Location Duomo di Milano
Sound Audio Producer: Pierpaolo Guerrini
Sound audio engineer: Andrea Taglia
Creative director: Stefano Scozzese

With thanks to: Giuseppe Sala: Mayor of Milan, Fedele Confaloniere: President of the Veneranda Fabbrica Del Duomo, Monisgnore Borgonovo: Archpriest of the Veneranda Fabbrica Del Duomo, Maverick, Almud.

Set List

  • 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) Charles-François Gounod
  • Sancta Maria (arr. from “Cavalleria Rusticana”, Intermezzo) Pietro Mascagni
  • Domine Deus (from “Petite Messe Solennelle”) Gioachino Antonio Rossini
  • Amazing Grace, John Newton