Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Wednesday 20 January |
Saint of the Day: St. Sebastian
home iconNews
line break icon

Christmas Surprise: Andrea Bocelli Sings in Times Square for Homeless (Video)

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 12/25/15

His impromptu concert raises $500 in just a few minutes

Recently, the famous tenor Andrea Bocelli held an impromptu concert as he walked the streets of New York. After learning about the conditions in which many homeless live in the city, he set out with an acoustic guitar and collected $500 in a few minutes, which he then donated to the homeless, along with a personal donation.

Bocelli just released his latest album, Cinema two months ago. He gives philanthropically through his foundation, which bears his name.

This video was originally published on Aleteia’s Italian edition.

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in eight languages: English, French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
DAD, HOW DO I?
Cerith Gardiner
Meet the dad who's teaching basic skills on YouTube for kids with...
2
LUXOR FILM FESTIVAL
Zoe Romanowsky
20-year-old filmmaker wins award for powerful 1-minute film about...
3
Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP
Reasons Catholics should read the Bible
4
SAINT RITA CASCIA
Bret Thoman, OFS
Traces of miracles remain at the birthplace of St. Rita of Cascia
5
MARTIN LUTHER KING
Jorge Graña
Did you know Martin Luther King appreciated the Rosary?
6
POPE JOHN PAUL II
Philip Kosloski
St. John Paul II's formula for defeating evil in the world
7
couple
Anna Gębalska-Berekets
Couple praises Padre Pio's recipe for a happy marriage
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.