A friend sent this to me yesterday and it made me smile. There is probably no shortage of insightful theological/cultural commentary that might be offered on this—something about the irony of the music that once graced the cathedrals of Europe being brought into our modern cathedrals of consumption and hedonism, about the subversiveness of importing the themes of this piece into a secular context, about the potential reorientation of our conceptions of what is important at Christmas etc, etc.
But at the end of the day, it’s just a beautiful piece of music that give me goosebumps, whenever and wherever it is performed.
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I would have loved to be a part of that!
Word on the street is that there will be a Flash Mob of the Hallelujah Chorus on Saturday December 4th at the Pacific Centre in Vancouver….just in case people wanted to know.
You going, Mike :)? Should I look for you in a YouTube in the not-too-distant future?
sadly, no. I am on call this weekend so I will be stuck at the hospital 😦
Not quite the same thing, but here is one that put a smile on my face. Especially since the original song is played everywhere.