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Monday, November 3, 2008

Loreena McKennitt to perform at Concerto di Natale 2008 (Christmas Concert 2008)

As stated in the performances page in Loreena McKennitt's official website, Loreena is going to perform at the Concerto di Natale 2008 (Christmas Concert 2008) on December 7th at the Philharmonic Theatre in Verona, Italy.

After 13 editions held at the Aula Paolo VI, Vatican City, this year the Concerto di Natale comes back to Verona's Philharmonic Theater. Verona is an elegant and beautiful city of Veneto, bordering Lombardia and at a privileged position at the end of the Colli Berici hills chain, at few kilometers from Garda Lake, Italian largest lake. I strongly recommend a visit to this charming city, dining in a restaurant near the medieval center and strolling around, admiring the beauty of the soft hills and the river surrounding the town. And for all the Romeos accompanied by their girlfriend, if that night you feel the romance, you can pay a visit to Giulietta's house.

Besides Loreena, many other bigs are going to perform in a concert which is already a tradition in Italy. The concert will be broadcast on the Italian national television (RAI) on December 24th at 21.00 and will also be broadcast via satellite by RAI International. The concert program, as stated at the official site, is the following (starting at 19.00):
  • Zach Ashton (USA)
  • Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
  • Sananda Maitreya (USA)
  • Loreena McKennitt (Canada)
  • Dionne Warwick (USA)
  • Paolo Fresu (Italy)
  • Irene Grandi (Italy)
  • Enzo Jannacci (Italy)
  • Andrea Mingardi (Italy)
  • Lola Ponce (Argentina) e GiĆ² di Tonno (Italy)
  • Neri Per Caso (Italy)
  • Piero Mazzocchetti (Italy)
  • PFM - Premiata Forneria Marconi (Italy)
  • Katia Ricciarelli (Italy)
  • Alabama Gospel Choir (U.S.A)
  • Coro di Voci Bianche "A.d'A.MUS" of Verona directed by Maestro Marco Tonini
I already bought my tickets and will fly there on December, 5th, to enjoy a couple of days in Veneto before attending this event. I don't know if the concert is already sold out but if I could assist, I wouldn't miss such an opportunity to see Loreena perform, together with a bunch of another great artists, in a concert whose raised funds will be donated to the Don Bosco Foundation, to improve the lifes of Haitian children living in poverty.



loreenafan said...

I did not manage to watch the concert in TV.
Did you manager to record the concert or at least Loreena's performance?
I would love to see it.
I don't think you can get anywhere a record of the concert.
Thanks in advance for your help.

Enrico M. Crisostomo said...

Yes, indeed I managed to record almost the entire concert. I can put the file at your disposal, although I will not be publishing the URL here! ;) If you want to leave an address at which I can contact you, I'll be pleased to help you.