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JUANES To Perform For Pope Francis During The Festival of Families‏

JUANES To Perform For Pope Francis, As Well As‘Thousands’ In-Person, And ‘Millions’ Watching Live Around The World During The Festival of Families

 

In A Press Conference Held This Morning In Rome, The Colombian Superstar Was Named As One Of The First Performers, Alongside Andrea Bocelli and The Philadelphia Orchestra, Confirmed For The September 26thSpecial Event In Philadelphia As Part Of The World Meeting of Families (See Full Event Press Release Below).

 

“The most important mission we have in this journey of life is to learn to love, what better way than through the family. I am deeply honored by the invitation to sing for Pope Francis”– Juanes 

 

Juanes’ Performance For the Holy Father In Philadelphia Will Follow Soon After His Summer Tour Dates Across Europe and The United States For His Critically-Acclaimed LOCO DE AMOR TOUR. – See all dates at Juanes.net

 

Co-sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the World Meeting of Families is a triennial global event that seeks to strengthen the sacred bonds of family across the globe and highlight its intrinsic value to the good of society. This international gathering will welcome Pope Francis to the United States for the first time in his Papacy. Being held in the United States for the first time ever, the official theme for the 2015 World Meeting of Families is “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”  For more information regarding the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, visit www.WorldMeeting2015.org.

 

 World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Announces Andrea Bocelli, Juanes, and The Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, as the First Confirmed Performers for the Festival of Families

 

 The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 today announced that  Andrea Bocelli, the internationally acclaimed Italian tenor with more than 70 million records sold, and Juanes, a multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winning Colombian superstar,  will travel to Philadelphia to perform at the Festival of Families on Saturday, September 26, for Pope Francis.

In addition one of the world’s most renowned ensembles – The Philadelphia Orchestra – will also perform for the Holy Father at the Festival of Families.  Mr. Bocelli, Juanes and The Philadelphia Orchestra are the first performers to be officially confirmed for the Festival of Families, which will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Additional high profile acts are expected to be added in the next 1-2 months.

This announcement was made during a news conference at the Pontifical North American College (NAC) in Rome, Italy at which Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, and Mayor Michael A. Nutter were joined by Ms. Allison Vulgamore, President and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra.   It was also shared that The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform at the Papal Mass on Sunday, September 27, providing the liturgical music for the anticipated 500 member Archdiocesan choir.  Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic Music Director of the famed ensemble, will conduct for both performances.

“When we first began planning the Festival of Families, we wanted to ensure that we brought together performers that represented the world,” said Donna Crilley Farrell, Executive Director for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015.  “To have Andrea Bocelli, one of the world’s great vocalists, and Juanes, one of the most popular performers in all of Latin America, come to Philadelphia for the Festival of Families is an extraordinary gift.  And to be able to have these incredible individuals perform with our hometown jewel in The Philadelphia Orchestra brings this event together in spectacular fashion.  Without a doubt, these performances will not only capture the hearts and imaginations of the thousands who will watch them live on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway but also the millions around the world who will watch on television and online.  This will be a shared moment and we are deeply grateful to Andrea Bocelli, Juanes and The Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, for being part of this once-in-a-lifetime moment.”  

 

Co-sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the World Meeting of Families is a triennial global event that seeks to strengthen the sacred bonds of family across the globe and highlight its intrinsic value to the good of society. This international gathering will welcome Pope Francis to the United States for the first time in his Papacy. Being held in the United States for the first time ever, the official theme for the 2015 World Meeting of Families is “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”

 

For moreinformationregarding theWorld Meetingof FamiliesinPhiladelphia, visitwww.WorldMeeting2015.org.  For more information regarding The Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, which co-sponsors the World Meeting of Families, visithttp://www.familiam.org/famiglia_eng/00002554_HOME_ENG.html. You can also engage the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia on Facebook (World Meeting of Families 2015) (Encuentro Mundial de las Familias – Filadelfia 2015), Twitter (@WMF2015) (@WMF2015ES) and Instagram (WMF2015).

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