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Every day there are exciting things going on in Rochester's cultural arts community. Classical 91.5 hosts collaborate with and create highlights of various arts organizations, musicians and artists in and around our community.

Voices of Haiti - Andrea Bocelli Foundation brings music to children of Haiti and the world


World renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli believes that music is the light in our soul that makes all our senses feel in harmony with nature and makes us alive every single moment we remember our existence in this world, and that nurturing talent allows one to overcome any challenge. Following the beacon of such principles (and considering that art and culture are a human right), acting on a land where our foundation is intrinsically recognized with particular force, after checking the irrepressible impact that such experiences have had in South America, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation has launched a new project, conceiving and creating together with Foundation St. Luc, a choir called “Voices of Haiti”.

The children’s choir “Voices of Haiti” is one of the two programs that realizes the mission of the “Andrea Bocelli Foundation” and that aims at supporting and promoting projects to aid populations of Developing Countries, as well as to give help in those situations where poverty, illness and complex social problems invalidate or reduce the quality of life.

Voices of Haiti in Italy

The Choir members are Haitian children aged from 9 to 15. Director of “Voices of Haiti” is Malcolm J. Merriweather, choral associate at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York, and a professor at the Brooklyn College Conservatory.  Grown up in a context of strong poverty, thirsty for beauty, eager to learn, the young members of “Voices of Haiti”, singing together in the choir, have become aware of discipline, of passion, of the love for what they do, and of the sense of responsibility.

In this photo, Voices of Haiti poses with their director in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa before performing in concert.

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