More flash mob scenes to keep the Christmas spirit percolating
The "Hallelujah" flash mob trend continues across the land this Christmas season.
You may recall the very cool scene in the Philadelphia Macy's (the site of historic Wanamaker's department store) where a mob of high-spirited choristers broke into the most famous portion of Handel's "Messiah" in the midst of unsuspecting shoppers. That was part of the most worthy project called Random Acts of Culture.
Now it looks like other folks are picking up on the idea (just as several opera companies emulated a flash mob idea that started in Europe). Last weekend, for example, the Annapolis Chorale put together a "Hallelujah" flash mob at a local Nordstrom as a plug for the group's performances of "Messiah." Alas, the audio/video quality of that performance is rather primitive. (You can check it out here.)
One particularly hot "Hallelujah" that has gone super-viral on YouTube was organized by Alphabet Photography in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and took place in a typical food court. In case you haven't already seen it, I've posted it here to keep the holiday cheer percolating: