The Paata Burchuladze Charity Fund held a grand concert in the Sports Palace on September 25. With the prayers and assistance of Patriarch Ilia II, the “Iavnana” fund and TBC Bank, a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem was held, dedicated to the memory of soldiers and civilians who died in the Russia-Georgia war.
World-renowned singers Luciana D'Intino (mezzo-soprano), Ramon Vargas (tenor) and Michele Crider (soprano) performed the concert. “Any grand theatre would dream of having these great stars perform together in concert,” Burchuladze stressed. Speaking before the concert, he explained that, “Our aim is to bring as many people to the concert as possible. This place can accommodate up to 8,000 people and every seat must be filled. There will be a candle for each person on their seat and we will light them during the Requiem.” Concert tickets cost GEL 3 and the proceeds will go to aid children orphaned by the war.