Friday, November 5, 2010

The Hallelujah Chorus sung at Macy's last Saturday

I just got this from a friend who was visiting her daughter in Philly last week.  Unfortunately my friend missed this, but had she known about it in advance, she would have been there in an instant. 

Apparently, while shoppers were shopping and Christmas decorations were already being hung at Macy's in Philadelphia last Saturday, an organ began to play and the Opera Company of Philadelphia, along with over 650 area choristers, began to sing the Hallelujah Chorus.  It was called a "random act of culture." 

Why don't things like this ever happen while I'm shopping?!


  1. That Hallelujah corus is fabulous Sally. I also love the music on your website. I could just sit and listen.. :) Donna R..

  2. Thanks, Donna. I'm glad you enjoy it. I keep thinking how wonderful it would have been to be at that mall when all those voices were singing the Hallelujah Chorus. Knowing me, I probably would have cried. :)

  3. My mom died on Nov 21, 2010..This 'Macy's' tribute to Jesus was a gift, sent to me by so many. My sorrow has turned to Joy, We will miss her, God will love her!

  4. I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing but glad your sorrow has turned to joy. The Hallelujah Chorus sure has a way of doing that and reminding me too of 1 Cor 15:55 — "O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?"