The charity concert held by the DTI Foundation and Fundació Nen Déu on June 28th was a massive success. Even with the COVID pandemic and seating restrictions inside the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana, both organizations managed to fill almost all of the available sits for the event.
Performing at the concert were the Escolania de Montserrat, and the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès with soloists from both choirs. Conducting the group was Xavier Puig while Álvaro Carnicero accompanied on the organ. The Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès first performed Concert in B flat major by Georg Händel before the choral groups joined for the performances of Anselm Viola’s Magníficat and Joseph Haydn’s Missa in honorem B.V.M. in E flat major. The performance captured the crowd’s attention for over an hour and drew a standing ovation at its conclusion.
The Charity Concert was initially scheduled for 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the event to be delayed. The partnership of DTI and Nen Déu Fundació was intended to produce an event where audience members could not only appreciate great music, but also learn more and become more aware the missions of both organizations. The messages of raising awareness about organ donation and transplantation from DTI and advocating for social inclusion of people with learning disabilities from Fundació Nen Déu. DTI is proud to have partnered with Fundació Nen Déu and is appreciative of their help and support for this event.
Our hope is that for those in attendance, this concert serves as a starting point for further training to healthcare professionals in countries where donation has not yet been fully established in their system. Spreading awareness about our objectives requires the help and participation of the public, and it is through events and fundraisers like this concert that we can best achieve that mission.
With vaccination rates increasing and some pandemic restrictions starting to ease up, DTI hopes to finally return to hosting more events like this. If there is to continue to be progress in this area, we will need your help to make each occasion just as successful, entertaining, and informative as this one. Thank you to all who attended, and we hope to see you again at another event.