A "Random Act of Culture" in Philadelphia

>> Monday, November 8, 2010

Calling it a "random act of culture", 650 members of the Philadelphia Opera Chorus in "flash mob" fashion suddenly broke out into the "Hallelujah Chorus" on Saturday, October 30, 2010 in a crowded Macy's department store in downtown Philly. Just look at the people's faces!


Jasper November 11, 2010 at 2:31 AM  

Yeah, but Europeans just put us to shame.

Lynette November 11, 2010 at 5:51 AM  

The Europeans put us to shame in just about everything, don't they? ;)

Yes, I've seen this. Actually posted it on this blog right after it hit YouTube a couple of years ago. I love it.

Jasper November 11, 2010 at 9:50 AM  

I see. So I guess you're already familiar with Israel throwing their hat in.

Lynette November 11, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

LOL! No, I hadn't seen that one. Couldn't stand to finish watching it due to the fact that the singers were about a quarter flat on the third in those harmonies. Makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end.

Jasper November 11, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

On the soundtrack? Well, if you're faulting their pitch, that would imply that there's actually a falsetto chorus that could sound good. Not to me.

To be fair, I guess it's in keeping with the songwriter's South Parkish comedic style. But I hear you.



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