Nena Daconte and Fran Perea, artists invited to the solidarity concert held this afternoon at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid

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The artists Nena Daconte and Fran Perea are two of the artists invited to sing this afternoon with a Ukrainian children’s choir at the Symphony Hall of the National Music Auditorium in Madrid during the Christmas Solidarity Concert for a Better Worldwhich will take place at 7:30 p.m..

Organized by Salesian Missions and the pianist and TVE presenter Juan Antonio Simarro, the Madrid Youth Choir will participate in the event, directed by Juan Pablo de Juan. The choir of the Cultura Contra Balas association, which is composed of 15 boys and girls, between 5 and 18 years old, from Ukraine and belonging to the Notas Alegres school, who will perform Let the children singof Jose Luis Perales. These minors live the suffering of war every day, “but thanks to music they live another reality where war does not exist”as explained by the aforementioned association.

The audience will be able to listen to legendary songs such as I had so much to give you by the Madrid singer Nena Daconte or 1+1 is 7 by the actor and singer Fran Perea. In addition, the artists Ana Guerra, the musician Román Mosteiro, Víctor Elías and Pablo Carbonell will also perform, who will also act as master of ceremonies throughout the event.

On the other hand, Christmas will also be present with Christmas carols like Tonight is Christmas, carol of the bells either Silent Night, while the Overture for human rights by Juan Antonio Simarro, premiered on the 75th Anniversary of UNESCO.

The entrance has a price between 15 and 45 euros and the funds raised will go to projects that Salesian missionaries carry out in 134 countries, which are responsible for defending and promoting the Human Rights of children in vulnerable situations.

The concert will feature the participation of Studio Live Orchestrawho has accompanied artists such as Miguel Ríos and who will be directed during the event by Carlos Checa, Lara Diloy, Adriana Tanus and Simarro himself.


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