Andrea Bocelli to sing in Lourdes on 16 July
On 16 July 2023, Maestro Andrea Bocelli will be giving a free concert at the Sanctuary of Our Lady, Lourdes, to celebrate the last apparition of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous. Organised by Dançar Marketing and Colégio Vértice, the world renowned tenor will be offering pilgrims at the Sanctuary of Lourdes a special concert called 'Prayers for life', dedicated to families who have lost loved ones during the pandemic and to uniting countries around the world in peace and solidarity.
After a torchlight procession, Andrea Bocelli will perform, accompanied by the Choir and Orchestra of Pau Pays de Béarn, conducted by the Italian maestro Carlo Bernini and accompanied by Ukrainian violinist Anastasiya Petryshak and by French soprano and Bocelli-Jameel scholarship alum Clara Barbier Serrano.
Clara was the inaugural recipient of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation x Community Jameel scholarship at the Royal College of Music (RCM) London. Launched in 2019, the scholarship is awarded to talented musicians chosen both on merit assessed at audition and their need for support to overcome barriers and access world-class training at the RCM.