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Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Andrea Bocelli Foundation Gala

Andrea Bocelli presents Girard-Perregaux World Timer timepiece to Quincy Jones.

Swiss luxury watch brand Girard-Perregaux partnered with international classical singing superstar Andrea Bocelli for the launch of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation with a benefit gala on December 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

At the event, Bocelli presented the first foundation award of a Girard-Perregaux World Timer timepiece (pictured left) to iconic music recorder and producer Quincy Jones for his worldwide philanthropic efforts. Andrea Bocelli also wore his own Girard-Perregaux 1966 watch for the evening.

The Gala featured a dinner and performances by Bocelli as well as David Foster, Heather Headley and Anna Maria Martinez and a surprise performance by Michael Bolton.

Bocelli performs while wearing the Girard-Perregaux 1966 watch
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The Andrea Bocelli Foundation will be a grant making body, aimed at supporting those living in poverty or overcoming barriers caused by illness and disability in order to deliver tangible real life results. Two types of programs will be supported: those that alleviate poverty and those that help people overcome physical limitations caused by illness. The Foundation will actively seek to identify innovative and original projects to support.