29-09-2014 - News
Andrea Bocelli UK and Ireland tour 2014
Lindsey Stirling announced as Special Guest
Chart-topping violinist and YouTube Sensation
Youth Choirs to Perform Live with Bocelli for thousands of fans
One of the most exciting emerging talents in the classical music world will join the maestro Andrea Bocelli for his UK and Ireland tour. Lindsey Stirling is the American violinist who is revolutionising the classical world, amassing over 757 million YouTube views, topping the Billboard charts and selling out tours worldwide. Lindsey masterfully fuses classical violin styles with futuristic electronic beats. Her latest album Shatter Me topped the US Billboard Top Classical Albums, Dance/Electronic Albums and Independent Albums charts when it arrived in April. Like Bocelli before her, she is bringing classical music to new audiences and generations.
“The stage is a magical place,” says Andrea, “one can experience something very intimate: the compelling relationship and harmony between two artists, when they come together in music. I am really excited to see what will happen with Lindsey Stirling – an eclectic artist, full of energy and talent. Music and dance coexist within her. Lindsey has a truly contagious sound!”
“I am excited, nervous, honoured, and even shocked to think that I get to perform with the greatest opera singer in the world,” adds Lindsey, “Wow, where is my violin? I need to start practicing immediately for this! But really, this is a huge honour and I can’t wait.”
The UK and Ireland will spend 4 nights in the company of Andrea Bocelli in November, a chance to revel in the romance and majesty of this stunning performer.
And Andrea is supporting more new talent by inviting youth choirs to perform with him live on stage in front of thousands, one choir for each of the English cities he visits. To be in with a chance of winning this once in a lifetime prize, choirs should send a video of themselves performing to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15th, stating which show they are entering the competition for.
The world’s premiere classical music star, Andrea Bocelli returns to arenas for 4 nights, with shows featuring the repertoire that has made him famous throughout the world as a unique artist able to cross boundaries between classical and pop.
While some stars sing ‘crossover’, Bocelli is able to keep his classical and pop repertories separate, excelling at both as distinct disciplines.
The biggest selling solo classical artist of all time, Bocelli has performed for four U.S. presidents, two popes and the royal family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He has been praised by such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Franco Corelli, Zubin Mehta, Jose Carreras, Lorin Maazel, Renee Fleming and Celine Dion, who once introduced him by saying: “I heard someone say that if God had a singing voice, he would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli.”
He has sold over 80 million albums around the world, his 1999 Sacred Arias album has sold over 5 million copies, making it the best selling classical recording of all time. His pop career, including the much loved Time To Say Goodbye, a duet with Sarah Brightman that reached Number 1 in charts around the world in 1998, may have drawn millions in, but Bocelli has always enthusiastically shared his classical calling.
Bocelli brings both that intimacy and the grandeur of operatic masterpieces to UK and Ireland Arenas with Lindsey Stirling making this a night of musical celebration.
Bocelli 2014 UK & Ireland Tour
14 Dublin O2 Arena
18 Liverpool Echo Arena
20 London O2 Arena
21 Birmingham LG Arena
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Youth Choir Competition
Terms & Conditions:
Choir members must be 18 or under
Choir maximum 30 people
One application per choir, please select a representative to apply on your behalf.
The winning choir will perform a minimum of one song on stage with Andrea Bocelli at the specified show.
Three winning choirs will be selected, one per show on the tour, each choir will appear at one show.