Music for Hope on Easter Sunday from Milan Cathedral
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'Moving, mesmerising, magnificent!' Andrea Bocelli leaves viewers in tears as 3.4 million watch his Music For Hope concert live from the deserted Duomo di Milano on Easter Sunday
‘Opera star Andrea Bocelli has held an Easter concert in Milan, singing in the city's famous cathedral - accompanied only by the organ.
Called Music for Hope, the concert was live-streamed on YouTube and prompted an outpouring of applause on social media as millions of people around the world celebrated Easter under lockdown.
"Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth's pulsing heart," Bocelli said at the beginning of his performance.
For the finale, he sang Amazing Grace outside the cathedral, facing the empty streets of Milan’-The BBC
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