This is amazing.
In 2010, multiple chorus groups and musical companies came together to do a surprise performance of the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from Handel’s Messiah at a Macy’s department store in Philadelphia, delighting the unsuspecting shoppers.
Here’s how it is described on YouTube:
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.
Even though this is over ten years old, it’s still amazing because the music is timeless.
Watch the whole thing below:
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