Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Know You've Seen This Before

I must first say that no, I will not post every single one of these youtube videos I come across.   But I just love these. It is so much fun to see the crowd's responses!! 
So here's one more. I like it because it seems a bit more natural, incorporated into the food court crowd.

Then let me say a few thoughts. 
One is that this is the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. It is one of the obvious favorites. Handel wrote the Messiah primarily from the book of Isaiah. Do you hear the part where the ladies sing "King of Kings, and Lord of Lords" and they continue to sing it higher and higher? That is a common composing element Handel used. This entire oratorio was what I studied for my 400 level theory class. Fascinating.
Second, pulling a "stunt" off like this would never work with any other kind of group. Vocalists disguised as shoppers and food court patrons fit in much more discreetly than say an orchestra. "Excuse me, do you think this tie bring out the kettle drum in my eyes?"
Thirdly, I want to be where this happens sometime! So... 
Dear Hallelujah Chorus Members, 
I will be shopping at the North Grand Mall and Jordan Creek Malls and from home on Amazon. I don't eat at the food court, but you may catch me at a Starbucks. It seems like UPS is delivering a lot of my Amazon orders, so there's an idea for you. If all else fails, check Target. 
P.S. If you do, I'll be sure to write about it on my blog!


  1. Love, love, love everyone of these videos! It's my dream to be part of one someday.


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