Monday, March 26, 2012

Cheesy Classical Music You Should Know: The Hallelujah Chorus

Pretty well everyone has heard the Hallelujah Chorus:

It's a Christmas staple, on its own or as part of Handel's Messiah; it's also become one of those pieces that people love to make their own.

Since 1993, Marin Alsop has been performing a gospel version of Messiah, conceived with Bob Christianson and Gary Anderson, called Too Hot to Handel, with a particularly swinging Hallelujah Chorus:

Here's a "mildly cynical update" by Edward Current and Steven Clark from the UK (only Brits would find this "mildly cynical"):

And only Canadians would find a Hallelujah Chorus flash mob cool: