Some things are planned such as singing groups performing at Christmas time.
When I attended Brigham Young University, I was in the Opera Workshop group and at Christmas time we, the Men’s Chorus, women’s Chorus, the Accappella Choir and several other singing groups got together on different levels of the open court area of the Fine Arts Center on campus and did a Christmas concert.
Each group performed something of their own and then all sang the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah at the end. The sound was phenomenal.
We had a lot of fun.
Every year the fun continues to grow with the flash mob surge where planned can start something but where spontaneous things can grow from it.
Here are some fun examples that I ran across on You Tube tonight.
Go and watch each one and then come back and get the link to another one.
Flash Mob 2010. So we have been doing community projects with the Red Cross in Grand Rapids for awhile now and wanted to do something fun for the Holidays. So here it is! We gathered a ton of people, over 300, including renowned groups such as the Grand Rapids Chorus of the Sweet Adenines and the Great Lakes Chorus. Together, with a ton of volunteers excited to spread Holiday cheer, we sang “Do you hear what I hear” to an unsuspecting Shopping crowd at the Rivertown Mall in Grand Rapids, MI.
The event itself was fun, but we are also trying to help support our partnership with the American Red Cross. They do a ton of great things here in Grand Rapids and throughout the world. Please help support them as well. We hope everyone enjoys the video. Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped bring this to life! Happy Holidays, Griffin Properties (Keller Williams) Grand Rapids, MI. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCe1bEgyCws
Food Court Flash Mob – America The Beautiful
Just ladies in Scotland to honor the Armed Forces got together for “the 24th October 2012 military wives from across Scotland came together to show their unforgettable support for the Armed Forces community and the Scottish Poppy Appeal….in a truly unforgettable way!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CAam4P3KLM
Over 200 singers helpped in this awesome food court flash mob!! This took place at the Burnsville Center in Burnsville Minnesota. This flash mob was organized by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9865b-K9s2w
At Colonial Williamsberg In June 2011, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir were a flash mob during a program outside the Raleigh Tavern. Then everyone in the square sang along. How’d you like to sing with them? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBXXLzE0-rY
See how much fun singing can be.
Here are some more links to some fine singing events by ordinary people and trained people alike.
On Nov.13 2010 unsuspecting shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch. Over 100 participants in this awesome Christmas Flash Mob. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE
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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp_RHnQ-jgU
Wasn’t that a great sound? Notice the enthusiasm of the crowd both those singing and those listening?
Here’s one more from Dublin where at 12:40pm on Sunday the 16th of October, 2011, hundreds of people from choirs all from all over the country joined forces to sing the Hallelujah Chorus in front of unsuspecting shoppers. The flash mob was the grand finale of RTÉ Big Music Week and was organised by RTÉ Radio 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M3y2YD6Qy4
Well that one ended abruptly.
This one is very good. A welcome home to remember in one the most crowded airports of the world, Heathrow Terminal 5
International arrivals / It’s so good to be back home! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMG2vNVq0ww
You’ll just have to go out and form your own spontaneous sing along.
Until next time. Keep singing.