Frost School of Music Choir Performs for Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Voices of Haiti

Frost School of Music Choir Performs for Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Voices of Haiti

By UM News

Frost School of Music Choir Performs for Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Voices of Haiti

By UM News
The Frost School of Music sets the stage for the Voices of Haiti and Andrea Bocelli Foundation.

In 2012, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation collaborated with Haiti to provide long-term support and raise worldwide attention on the great needs of Haiti. This developed into a partnership that inaugurated the “Voices of Haiti Project”, introducing art and music into academic school programs. On December 20th, 2017, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Voices of Haiti Choir visited the Frost School of Music for a musical experiential collaboration. Thirty children from the Voices of Haiti had the opportunity to fly to Miami, Florida, tour the Frost School of Music campus at the University of Miami, and sing on the UM Gusman Hall Stage where numerous award-winning artists have performed. The Frost School of Music Choir, led by director of choral studies, Karen Kennedy, performed for the Voices of Haiti Choir and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. “Truly an once-in-a-lifetime experience” said Karen Kennedy.

Following the concert, Andrea Bocelli played piano, on stage, to the unexpected thrill of both choirs. The distinguished organizations joined at the Frost School of Music to perform, share moments, and collaborate. The collaboration was made possible by music producer, Bob Ezrin, best known for his work with artists such as Kiss, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Andrea Bocelli and others. “My favorite moment from today was watching the Voices of Haiti, watching [Frost] students [perform]. That was amazing – the looks on their faces” said Bob Ezrin.

The Andrea Bocelli Foundation was created to help people in need due to illness, disability, poverty and social exclusion by promoting and supporting national and international projects that support the overcoming of these barriers and full self-expression.