Combining world-class musical performances with intimate conversations across the awe-inspiring Italian countryside, THE JOURNEY: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli is an exploration of the moments that define us, the songs that inspire us, and the relationships that connect us to what matters most.
Bocelli and his wife Veronica travel on horseback along Italy’s Via Francigena, an ancient road traveled by pilgrims for centuries in the footsteps of the apostles and saints. Along the way, they are joined by friends Michael W. Smith, Tori Kelly, Tauren Wells, and TAYA for world-class musical performances in some of Italy’s most magnificent venues and majestic locations.
Following a blessing from the Pope, Bocelli’s children Matteo and Virginia make appearances in this amazing adventure, as well as musicians and singers Katherine Jenkins, Clara Barbier Serrano, 2Cellos, 40 Fingers, and many others.
You’ll be swept away by THE JOURNEY of beautiful music, creation, faith, and love.
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Michael W. Smith
Clara Barbier Serrano
Veronica Berti Bocelli
Solevoci Gospel Choir
One of the greatest singing talents in the world today, operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli is classical music’s biggest-selling living artist with more than 90 million units. He’s also the world’s most popular crossover artist. He was born in Lajatico, Italy in 1958 and began his singing career in the late 1980s, performing in piano bars throughout Italy. Andrea has been blind since age 12.
An emotive, gospel- and R&B-influenced singer/songwriter, Tori Kelly attracted fans online before gaining wider fame with her 2012 album “Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly.” Tori’s follow-up, “Unbreakable Smile,” landed at number two on the Billboard 200. Since then, she has further embraced her Christian faith, as heard on “Hiding Place,” which won the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album.
Multi-platinum recording artist and bestselling author Michael W. Smith continues to live out his dreams as he releases new music regularly and performs around the world to sold-out crowds of loyal and inspired fans. During Michael’s storied career, he has been honored with three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, and an American Music Award—while selling more than 15 million albums.
The world first heard Taya Gaukrodger’s voice in Hillsong UNITED’s songs “Oceans” and “Touch The Sky.” From that moment on, her voice has become an unmistakable clarion call to worship across the world. TAYA is most passionate about worship that points people to Jesus and her hope is to lead people to worship more authentically and passionately as they discover more about Him.
Beatrice Venezi is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana, and the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra Milano Classica and the Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti. She’s one of the few women to conduct orchestras of international standing, including in Japan, Belarus, Portugal, Lebanon, Canada, Argentina, Armenia, and the U.S. She’s a winner of the prestigious Scala d’Oro.
Tauren Wells is a celebrated recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter with 10 GRAMMY Award nominations, six #1 singles, six GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award nomination, and more than 1 billion global streams to date. Tauren uniquely connects his contemporary Christian and gospel sound with elements of pop, hip-hop and R&B. He also leads worship at Lakewood Music.
Cherished as one of Britain’s all-time favorite singers, Katherine Jenkins was named the No. 1-selling “Classical Music Artist of the Last 25 Years” by Classic FM. She made chart history when her album, “Celebration” became her 12th UK Classical No. 1 album in 12 years. These record-breaking achievements cemented Katherine’s as the most prolific artist in UK Classical chart history.
2CELLOS is the eclectic, international sensation comprised of two classically trained cellists who found viral fame on YouTube in 2011. The pair, Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser, have since created a name for themselves with their electric and dynamic playing style. 2CELLOS have amassed a combined 1.3 billion YouTube views, 1 billion streams, and have sold nearly 1 million tickets.
40 Fingers was founded in 2017 by four successful guitarists from different musical backgrounds, all inextricably woven into the fabric of their common exploration of music. 40 Fingers are Matteo Brenci, Emanuele Grafitti, Enrico Maria Milanesi, and Andrea Vittori. Revisiting various contemporary music classics, their sound spans from jazz and Latin music to popular movie productions.
Veronica Berti is CEO of the Andrea Bocelli Management Office and Vice-Chair of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF). Bocelli’s manager since 2006, she systematically contributes to the Maestro’s growth, helping increase record sales to over 50 million. She plays a key role in the strategic design and implementation of numerous ABF international projects “empowering people and communities.”
The world first heard acclaimed singer-songwriter Matteo Bocelli on “Fall on Me,” the English/Italian song he co-wrote for Andrea Bocelli’s 2018 album, Sì. Considered one of the most promising emerging vocalists on the international pop scene, Matteo is working on his first solo record. Matteo released A Family Christmas alongside his father and sister, Virginia, in 2022.
Widely regarded as one of the most significant ensembles of its kind in Italy, Solevoci Gospel Choir has given outstanding performances in various concerts throughout Italy and abroad. The choir comprises 17 talented vocalists, including six sopranos, six altos, and five tenors, hailing from different regions of Italy. The choir is led by the seasoned director Fausto Caravati.
TBN is the world’s largest and most-watched faith and family broadcaster. With more than 30 global networks and streaming platforms, TBN reaches more than 175 nations with inspirational programming 24 hours a day in 14 languages. As the world’s most influential non-profit broadcaster, TBN has led the way in expanding the impact of faith-based television across the earth through the creation of innovative content designed to reach all demographics.
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