I don't know if the Hallelujah Chorus is my favorite song, but it is RIGHT up there in the "fun song to sing" (or play) sweepstakes! My sister posted a great video on Facebook today and it just makes me feel... ahhhhhhhhhhhhappy!
It is not just the absolutely fabulous gloriousity of the music, but the concept of a "random act of culture" - 650+ people of all ages, types, and races took over a shopping mall and SANG their hearts out, accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ! Just wow!
Can you imagine how much fun that must have been for unsuspecting Halloween shoppers? I know if my sisters and I had been shopping there that day, we would have joined in spontaneously because we all love the music and that's just the kind of people we are. (Wait, you want us to sing? Out loud? In front of people? OK!!!!)
Not surprising really, but there are several videos of this on YouTube. I've chosen this one because it's not as jerky as what seems to be the "official" one.
If you have the time and inclination, check out the other "Random Acts of Culture". It's cool!