It was truly a night where the grandest expressions of art took center stage. The magnificent Royal Exchange provided the perfect setting, and from its balconies, we witnessed the unparalleled performance of the London City Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the esteemed Olsi Quinami, and the soul-stirring voice of soprano Roberta Salvati from La Scala Opera, Italy. Special thanks to the Japan Music Society Choir for welcoming us beneath the pillars of the Royal Exchange, setting the stage for an extraordinary evening. Following the warm reception by our hosts, we were serenaded by harpist Amie True, leaving Prince Jerome d'Giustiniani enchanted by the presentation.
In a night brimming with talent and art, we were honored by the presence of pianist Ian Jones, an honorary member of the Royal College of Music, a distinction conferred by His Majesty King Charles. After insightful speeches by Don Jerome Luc Moneglia d'Giustiniani, renowned sculptor Pablo Damian Cristi, researcher and professor Iw Roumiana Popova Assenina, symbolism specialist Alejandro Angelica, and project manager Liana Neal, over 400 people gathered at the entrance of the Royal Exchange at 10 p.m. to collectively sing the name of the moment's sculptor, Pablo Damian Cristi. As we encircled the monumental sculpture, the much-anticipated moment had arrived—the unveiling.
The grand reveal was officiated by Prince Jerome Luc Moneglia D'Giustiniani and Marquess Enrico Giustiniani. With a pull of the red silk, The Third Christ Carrying The Cross Giustiniani in its current state was unveiled. Thank you all for sharing in the excitement of this significant moment and making history with us.
Our heartfelt gratitude extends to Julian Usher, CEO of Red8 Gallery, who has been with us since the sculpture's first unveiling in Italy, and it is in his gallery where the three most valuable sculptures by Pablo Cristi reside during this two-month residence.
Finally, a very special thank you to Damian Alexander Dubel, founder of Dubel Holdings AND Disrupt Events and, for orchestrating a flawless evening. Now, we eagerly anticipate your continued support as sculptor Pablo Damian Cristi works live on the Christ, revealing the creative process to the public, imparting a message of peace and unity. He is turning the world into his atelier, allowing all of us to be part of this magnificent sculpture, The Third Christ Carrying The Cross Giustiniani.
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