Did you know that Handel’s Messiah has been continuously performed since its debut in 1742?
Last month a flash mob of very talented choristers performed the Hallelujah chorus in the food court of a mall. If you’re not familiar with the term “flash mob”, it’s a phenomenon where a group of people get together in a public place, do something random and unexpected all at the same time, and then disperse. Sometimes it’s very coordinated, and sometimes people who agree to do it just get a text to show up someplace at a particular time, where they will then receive instruction. The Messiah group was clearly pre-coordinated.
The Big M hates flash mobs. “At least when people go to see a show choir they’re prepared for the awkwardness,” he says. “It’s not fair to do that to unsuspecting people in public.”
I disagree. I think flash mobs are fun. Here’s the YouTube of the Hallelujah chorus. Enjoy!