Don’t tell me you’ve never done this: when the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah comes on you have to sing along. You might even whip out your best opera. And you’ve certainly done it in the shower.
I can recall this being a habit I picked up while quite young. In fact, it got “worse” after high school when I had learned to sing in parts — belting out the high tenor until my eyeballs nearly fell out.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has taken that and made it easy for closet Hallelujah singers to join the choir with a recent release of the World’s Largest Virtual #Hallelujah chorus. Thousands of people responded. See if you can recognize anyone you know:
Though many people today associate Handel’s Messiah with Christmas it was actually written for Easter. In fact, the MoTab makes it a free concert every Easter and it is quite the event to attend. This fun video project is just one in a series of outreach efforts by the MoTab to celebrate sacred music and holidays.