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Friday, November 12, 2010

A RANDOM ACT OF CULTURE


My brother forwarded this to me and I cannot stop watching it.

On Saturday, October 30th 2010, The Opera Co. of Philadelphia and 28 choral organizations totaling over 650 persons gathered in the Grand Court at Macy's Department Store in Philly. They mingled with the crowd and then accompanied by the (Wanamaker) worlds largest working pipe organ, sang Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" to a stunned and surprised audience, which some joined in to sing. This was presented by the Knights' Foundation, "Random Acts of Culture"

17 comments:

  1. That is one of the most joyful things I have ever seen. And everyone was already standing. Thank you for sharing. Loved this.

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  2. This was fantastic...how wonderful to see some joy in the world.

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  3. I love these random acts of coordination. It brings zest to a regular day.

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  4. Ooops. I guess they call them random acts of culture...didn't know that.

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  5. I received that in an e-mail as well. I sang and the tears flowed as I listened to that wonderful piece. I then posted it to my Facebook profile, and it has made the rounds there.

    Glory to God!

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  6. That is so cool! Almost as cool as your anti-terrorist rooster...

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  7. That's beautiful and at the end of the beautiful music I actually got chills as that man lifted his hand in praise.

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  8. I loved that - made me feel good all over - thank you for sharing this with us!

    Sandie

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  9. You are so right. This was awesome. Love watching it too. Thanks for posting this.

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  10. That might be one of the neatest things I have seen in a awhile. Thanks for sharing it.
    Ralph

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  11. How cool is that?? I saw bits and pieces of it because my computer keeps acting up and freezing...but I will back to watch it again. I love the unity and the diversity in the video. Good stuff!!

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  12. later this week I'll be over BBM's n use her spiffy computer to finally see this video...

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  13. Glorious!
    I remember singing this with real fervour in our church choir; the night before I had had my first kiss.

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  14. I'm here since Pat commented on my blog about your post! I saw this video and loved it, too. A random act of culture!!

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  15. So beautiful... I needed that, so much going on it fits right in with the last thing I posted on FB.. Taking time to smell the roses.. So much going on in our country right now, if felt good to just watch and take it in... Thanks, Annie...

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  16. that's as good as it gets. I loved the way folks all tried to join in when they could. I would have been caught up in the music myself. I was. thanks

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  17. Happy, yummy Thanksgiving on Thursday Granny!

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