Camerata plays for FIFA delegation
Posted on August 25, 2010
Manchester Camerata have performed for the England 2018 World Cup Fifa Inspector’s meal which took place Wednesday night at the Town Hall in Manchester.
The delegation is touring England to decide whether football’s biggest tournament comes home after a 52-year absence.
Football fanatic and new Leader of Manchester Camerata, the Italian/Venezuelan Giovanni Guzzo led Camerata for the occasion with Natalya Romaniw the soloist who’ll be performing again with Camerata at the highly popular New Year’s concerts. FIFA Delegates were treated to a menu of Vivaldi, Gershwin and Piazzolla.
Camerata has of course another international signing with the fabulous Hungarian conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy joining as Music Director late next year.
Camerata’s Chief Executive Bob riley said “It’s a fantastic privelege that Manchester Camerata is able to highlight the city’s rich cultural and vibrant life for this very special occasion.”
Earlier in the day in Manchester, the delegation visited Old Trafford and Eastlands before heading to the city centre for a grand finale.
Apart from the sporting facilities, they are taking a close interest in transport, hotels and infrastructure, and the cultural offer before jetting out of Manchester Airport.
England is one of five competitors bidding to host the 2018 tournament and one of eight bidding to host the 2022 tournament. The decision for both will be announced in Zurich in December.
A total of 12 cities in England are part of the bid but Manchester is one of the key players. More than a million people from over 200 countries have already officially ‘Backed The Bid’, including Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Noel Gallagher and Sting.