It was a memorable event. What about, Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, so close to Pope Francis, in such an important event, followed by about 600 thousand young people present and millions of people on television?
It was very emotional and I think the guys have felt the weight of this great emotion on their shoulders and also of this great honor.
They were emotional, as we were, who followed them from afar. . . very touching and emotional.
Here is the video, for those who could not follow them live.
Also nice is this video taken from another angle.
Seeing them again causes shivering in me.
Of course they could not be presented to the world, the event was the World Youth Day, not IL VOLO, but they were there, present before the Pope, emotion to the stars!
Surely this experience will always remain in their hearts.
From that position they could see a tide of young people, united by moments of prayer and truly unique contemplation, the silence was impressive.
But the best picture is undoubtedly this …… stupendo 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca in a selfie with Sua Santità (His Holiness) Pope Francis …. incredible!
In this photo, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca offer Pope Francis a gift of a jewel created for him.
These videos was made by Gianluca and Piero, we see the Pope and the crowd – really immense.
Instead, this video was made before the event.
P = This is a message for all young people like us.
G = We are honored to be here in Panama at WYD, you are so many, there are almost a million young people.
I = It will be a great emotion, also because for us it is the first time we sing for the Pope, we will sing a very special Ave Maria, we hope to be close to all the young people, with music, on this spiritual day.
P = Long live the WYD and the Pope.
G = bye
I = bye
Yesterday during the singing tests.
I am very happy that you all have also been able to enjoy the event live. By testing we saw that the TV2000 streaming channel was often stuck and so Pat did a search and saw that the EWTN channel was better for you.
Well, both channels worked and we did not miss a single instant of this event
Sunday, here in Italy, they sent on television, this little interview:
Presenter = Yesterday at the vigil IL VOLOalso sang, let’s see how this performance went.
P = Some time ago we had met Pope Francis in a private audience and we gave him, an AVE MARIA, a special record, just for him.
I = Surely it was a great experience of life, both for our personal lives, and also for our career.
P = This was the perfect opportunity to understand how beautiful and important it can be, to share all kinds of music.
G = We can say that it was one of the most beautiful experiences of our lives.
It all passed very quickly, but it was an indescribable moment.
The boys were very serious, as it should be on these occasions.
They are never out of place, always appropriate to the event.
I was very proud that IL VOLO had this wonderful opportunity, it was an honor, and they certainly did not waste it.
These are the words of the boys, “If someone had told us that one day we would sing for the Pope, we would hardly have believed it . . . . Never stop chasing your dreams.”
For info on the Panama youth day vigil tonight 6:30p Panama time and Mass tomorrow, scroll all the way to the end.
Yesterday on the official page of IL VOLO was published this beautiful message from our boys:
Hi #ilvolovers! We are almost ready! We promised you a 2019 full of surprises and start immediately!
On February 22nd our new album “Musica” will be released, and shortly we will communicate in the stories the link to the PRE ORDER AVAILABLE FROM TODAY on Amazon.
We are leaving for Panama, tomorrow we will sing for the Pope, the emotion is great and in these days we can not think of anything else, but as you know, we are preparing for another important event … Sanremo festival and we can not wait to present the single “Musica che resta” on the stage of the Ariston!
You are ready?
Yes, you got it right, the new CD, the CD of pop-lyric music, will be released on February 22nd. In it, is the new song that will be presented at Sanremo MUSICA CHE RESTA will also be contained.
For now you can pre-order on Amazon.
This will be a month full of events, the Sanremo Festival is getting closer and closer.
Meanwhile, the cities of our boys begin to encourage.
I LOVE NARO the city of the baroque, has published this post:
“It would be nice that all the Narese would share this post in the Facebook profile since our fellow citizen Piero Barone brings ever higher our beloved city of Naro.
Musica Che Resta is a song by Il Volo.
It is the song with which they participate in Sanremo 2019.
For the trio this is the second time on the stage of the Ariston, after the victory of Sanremo 2015 with Grande Amore.
The song speaks of a love and the strength it gives to move forward:
“Love hug me, I want to protect you, we are the sun on a rainy day, tonight hold me, kiss my soul, we are true music that remains.”
The text of Musica Che Resta was written, among others, by a great name of Italian rock music: Gianna Nannini.”
This is the beautiful banner hanging above the bar in the middle of the square of Montepagano !! The inhabitants of Gianluca are really nice.
Also this event was published: Tuesday, January 29 press conference of IL VOLO where they will exhibit their projects for the year 2019 and 2020 ……….. surely they also talk about the tour !!!!
But in the meantime our boys are certainly not resting.
Yesterday they left for PANAMA for the WYD event.
G = Just arrived at the Amsterdam airport, ready for this flight to Panama, about 12 hours, but it will be a magnificent experience. Follow us on this journey.
P = Boys, we are in Amsterdam, we will soon board the flight to Panama, because tomorrow we will sing in front of Pope Francis, for the World Youth Day. Hello.
(the sweet Barbara is always with them)
Ignazio: Hi everyone! We’ve just wrapped up the shooting of “Musica Che Resta” video.
Gianluca: This Saturday we’ll experience a great emotion because we’ll sing a very special “Ave Maria” for Pope Francis in Panama.
Piero: As you know, when we’ll come back in Italy Sanremo Festival awaits us, to sing for the first time our new song. We can’t wait to present you, let you listen our new single “Musica Che Resta” on stage at the Ariston theater.
In fact, two days ago the filming of the new video ended, little is known of it, but it seems to have been made in Milan.
G= We are recording the video with a great director, Mauro Russo.
MR = Come on Gianluca, you cannot say that we are recording the video, now we are not doing anything.
G = Look what kind. We are doing a masterpiece.
……. and there is someone who has a lot of fun, during makeup sessions….our Ignazio is too funny. 😂 😂
I am very excited! We will see the boys sing in front of the Pope and to thousands and thousands of young people from all over the world. Simply fantastic!
At 6:30 pm (Panama time) today, the vigil in Panama will begin and the boys may sing.
Sunday at 8.00 am (Panama time) there will be Mass, where our boys will sing the Ave Maria.
For those who want to follow the live streaming please try the link below.
Well, America now has a real live Duchess. What a beautiful wedding! What outstanding hats! Besides the dress (!) and that Tiara (also a !) was some magnificent music the last number, performed by Cellist Sheku Kanneth-Mason and the orchestra, was “Ave Maria.” That, of course, reminded me of when our Guys sang the hymn in 2014 at the Senate Christmas Concert. Remember? We wish Harry and Meghan (The Duke and Duchess of Sussex) lots of love and laughter. We wish our Guys the same. Here is what I was dreaming during that hymn…
How about an even more recent Ave Maria? “Ave Maria, Mater Misericordiae”…Appropriately performed at the London Royal Albert Hall on May 23, 2017.
Thanks to MN for summarizing the ragazzi comments in English and passing along photos of Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero!
During the first part of the telecast Il Volo performed the Christmas songs medley (24:20). During the interview, the Boys expressed their wish to be able to perform and to become as popular in Italy as they are abroad and recalled their tours and experiences during the past two years with the important artistic collaborations.
The speaker told them they are already famous as they performed in the Christmas concert to be aired on December 25 and recommended that they should remain themselves and not get a big head. At the question which of the Christmas songs were their favorites, Ignazio said White Christmas (Bianco Natale) as he used to sing it at school. Piero’s preference is for Ave Maria, and Gianluca quoted his preference for American voices like Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams and said Mel Tormè The Christmas Song is his favorite.
Then they sang Il Mondo (1:02:30)
Come in and share the love of life, friends and Il Volo!