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“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.”

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14 thoughts on “Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah” @ Macy’s”

  1. Ken Mostella says:

    Would be great if the whole world would sing like that in praise of his coming – Praise be to God.

  2. Stephen says:

    That’s great. For a few minutes those shopper’s experienced something grander than the consumer goods surrounding them.

  3. Andy says:

    A foretaste of things to come.

  4. Jay says:


  5. Dean says:

    Glorious! Now if I could just get them to come to our local WalMart!

  6. Michael says:

    The classic 80’s film “Mannequin” was filmed there.

  7. norma hill says:

    This is wonderful! Takes a little time to load, but well worth it.

  8. Jim Hawkins says:

    Absolutely incredible. Thank you for this wonderful gift.

  9. Evelyn D Kinnard says:

    What a wonderful preview of the heavenly hosts! Or was that the heavenly hosts already here? Anyway, thanks for making my soul sing!!!

  10. Sid says:

    Macy will be where you’ll find me, doing my last minute shopping.
    And out one term president does not believe we are a Christian Nation

    1. flo murry says:

      I am hoping that our one term president is woefully mistaken….. and I wish my computer was working better. At this rate it will take me about an hour to watch the whole thing. Awesome!!

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