Saturday, November 13, 2010

Random Acts of Culture are Amazing!

I just have to post this because it's really incredible. Can you imagine just minding your own business shopping and then having the Hallalujah chorus erupt around you? Here are the facts; read them and then believe me, you want to watch this video!
On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "Random Acts of Culture" at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ - the OCP Chorus and throngs of singers from the community infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" at 12 noon, to the delight of surprised shoppers. 

linked to Six Word Saturday


  1. My media player isn't working so I couldn't watch the video, but it sounds like it would have been amazing to see it and hear it.

    Happy Saturday!

  2. Just wanted to say thanks for following me back at!

  3. So incredible! Such an awesome idea.