Unfortunately, again this year, for the second year, Easter 2021 will be a subdued party, but certainly not for the anniversary that always has a great value in our hearts, but for the celebrations that flow from it.
The strict anti-covid rules do not allow us to celebrate in happy company as we would like, but to honor the feast of the resurrection in an intimate way, and for some it will even be solitary.
So once again yesterday, during the Via Crucis on Holy Friday, we saw the solitary Pope praying in front of a beautiful empty St. Peter’s Square.
But the resurrection means the beginning of a new life, hope for all people, a new vigor that comes from a great sacrifice.
And so let’s open up with joy to this new beginning, nature gives us a great impulse, blossoming new life everywhere.
During these long pandemic times, many people will be discouraged, but many people are working to restore serenity in us, because then we can all hug and smile happily.
Even our dear Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero, are working for us, to make us rejoice with their beautiful voices, the rehearsals of the tribute concert continue:
“Study days 🎧 Something special happens when we make music together … ”
While waiting to see their work realized, what better way to listen to their beautiful voices in a splendid “Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae” ❤
And therefore, hoping to soon be able to hug and kiss, hold people without fear of contagion , travel and attend some nice concert:
Happy Easter to those who are alone
to all those who have the joy of a family next to them
Happy Easter to each of us, so that love and serenity dwell in our hearts.
A warm hug to all of you, from the whole staff: Daniela, Pat, Jana, Kelly, Daniela Ci, Susan, Jo Ann
A few days ago, IL VOLO attended the CALL TO UNITE event.
In connection from their homes Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, have chosen the beautiful AVE MARIA MATER MISERICORDIAÈ, here is the video, for those who have not yet been able to see it or for those who do not have Facebook.
Guys, what a shiver, this song is magnificent and hearing it in these moments, where we are all distant, moves us so much.
Their voices go straight to our hearts. What other message could be more effective to send to the world, at this moment, than this beautiful prayer!
In addition to the beautiful song, we appreciate the simple and effective video shot in black and white, the mix of which I believe was made by Ignazio.
Sometimes black and white gives us infinite shades of spectacular gray, which seems to give even more effect at the moment, which is thus immortalized.
So let’s enjoy this beautiful roundup of black and white photos!
And after so many beautiful black and white images, we end up with a touch of color.
On the beautiful song GRANDE AMORE for the umpteenth time, a cover was made, this time by the country of Ukraine. For some reason, Piero and Gianluca came to know about this version and personally congratulated those who performed their song.
The compliments of Piero.
What can I say guys, the Ave Maria Misericordiaè was really a beautiful surprise, which makes us even more proud of you.
And what can we add to your umpteenth demonstration of altruism, complimenting the Ukrainian version of Grande Amore?
The dream finally comes true and the three young artists of IL VOLO can sing in the presence of Pope Francis their special Ave Maria dedicated to him on the occasion of the 2017 Jubilee of Mercy. The occasion will be the World Youth Day, which will take place at Panama from 22 to 27 January next.
The three artists will perform during the vigil ceremony of the evening of January 26, in Campus San Giovanni Paolo II, where it is expected the presence of over a million people and the simultaneous transmission worldwide monovision of the event that will precede the Mass that the Pope will celebrate on Sunday 27 January.
“How to describe such a profound emotion? We are three young people – say Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio – among millions of young people like us, with the privilege of completing a dream: to sing on such an important occasion for such a special audience, the Pope and the beautiful youth.”
They had promised it to Bergoglio on the occasion of the private audience granted to them to donate to the Pope the first copy of their song Ave Maria Mater Misericordiaè with the intent of being able to perform it live in his presence.
This event will be an opportunity to meet young people from all over the world and live with them an experience of faith and communion.
With all of them Gianluca,Piero and Ignazio will sing a few pieces of the Latin American popular repertoire on the same occasion of the vigil. “2019 is the year of our tenth anniversary – the three artists add – and could not start better, giving us a unique opportunity that will accompany us forever in the memories of our career and our lives.”
Here the Pope’s program:
January 23 = 9:35 hours departure from Rome, arrival in Panama 4:50 pm
January 24 = Meeting with the President of the Republic of Panama and later with the bishops and inauguration of the WYD.
January 25 = Meeting with the inmates and Via Crucis.
January 26 = Mass from the S. Maria la Antigua Cathedral.
6:30 pm Vigil with young people in the San Juan Pablo II camp.
January 27 = 8 am, Mass for WYD, visit to the Buen Samaritano house, meeting with the GMG volunteers in the Estadio Rommel Fernandez.
At 6:15 pm, return to Rome.
IL VOLO should sing at the Vigil with the youth, where they will sing songs of entertainment of the Latin American tradition and then at the Mass of the WYD where the Ave Maria Mater Misericordiaèwill be sung.
It is because of Poland that we expect this to happen, because of the missed opportunity for IL VOLO to sing in Poland at the World Youth Day 2016.
What a thrill, singing in front of the Pope and the immense audience of people.
We will be glued to the television to see this incredible event.
Ever more proud of our boys.
Credit to owners of all photos.
Come in and share the love of life, friends and Il Volo!