If you search YouTube for Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” you’ll discover countless versions, from the Mormon Tabernacle choir to smaller church singing groups. For me, though, nothing moves me more than a flash mob in the food court at the mall.
Although this video has been around for a number of years and although it enjoyed viral status, I find myself searching for this video all year long. There are so many layers that bring on my emotions: having this amazing sound in something as common as the mall, watching the passion of the performers (who took the time to do this) and the reactions of the shoppers (who paused during the hectic holiday prep time), and wishing that I could be somewhere just as a flash mob begins.
Without any further delay, here is the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Please, pass the Kleenex.