EventsVideo February, 23rd 2010 by

"The Prayer for Haiti"

Eleven of the Costa del Sols finest singers banded together in collaboration with Rowetta on Saturday 13th February, and with just 4 days notice, and a month after the devastating earthquake, to record a charity single for Haiti at one of Europe´s top International Studios based in Marbella.

Predominately widely unknown artists, and in cases raw talent; the first line and Italian duet sung by 15 year old Rebecca Tate. Banding together simply for the cause to help the people of Haiti, and on zero budget; a world away from the corporate music industry, we believe it has still resulted in a remarkable achievement.

A cover version of Céline Dion and Andrea Bocelli´s highly emotional song “The Prayer”,  which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song from the film Quest for Camelot in 1999; this charity version renamed “The Prayer for Haiti”.

The single is initially released as an internet download only, royalty free, by kind permission of writers David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager & Andrea Bocelli.

This recording, parts sung in Italian, English and also Spanish, is a fantastic eclectic mix of singing styles, and features ITV´s X Factor finalist Rowetta, now acclaimed Tenor Stephen Lloyd-Morgan, Spain´s 15 year old WoWFactor runner-up Rebecca Tate, the equally brilliant voices of Mayte, Daniel Boland, The Unity Gospel Singers and the popular classical group Tres Divos.

Produced by Nick Holland & Stephen Lloyd-Morgan in association with Maurice Boland of Talk Radio Europe and Essential Marbella Magazine; they were inspired to record this single after the overwhelming response to Stephen & Rebecca singing The Prayer at The Gala Dinner for Haiti held at La Quinta Golf on 5th February organised by Maurice! A YouTube Video of the song also received over 500 hits in just a few days!

The phenomenal generosity of so many has once again shown no bounds, allowing this single to be recorded, produced and promoted totally free. 100% of the proceeds from sales will go directly to the Ark Christian Fellowship, a part of the Child Care Ministries, which has had a presence in Haiti for over 8 years.

A few of the most prominent quotes:

15th March 2010 – Her Majesty The Queen has sent best wishes for the continued success of the Costa del Sol´s fundraising efforts for Haiti. A letter received from Buckingham Palace reads “Her Majesty was interested to learn that the British expatriate community in the Costa del Sol have raised over €20,000 for the Haiti Earthquake Fund…Her Majesty conveys warm good wishes to you and all concerned“.

24th March 2010 – “I heartily commend the British community in Costa del Sol for making such a positive effort to help raise funds for the Help Haiti Appeal.” Mr Giles Paxman – HM Ambassador to Spain

12th April 2010 – “David Cameron would like to congratulate you and everyone on the Costa del Sol on your impressive fundraising for Haiti. He is entirely supportive of all efforts globally to help Haiti and was very interested to hear of everything you have done for this truly worthwhile cause.” Anna Grotberg – Conservative Party Headquarters

Letter from Clarence House on behalf of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Letter from Clarence House on behalf of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.


Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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