Thursday, November 11, 2010

Random Act of Culture

At noon on Saturday, October 30, singers brought together by the Opera Company of Philadelphia infiltrated Macy's in Center City, Philadelphia, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. Over 650 choristers from participating area choirs—including Princeton Pro Musica—performed to the delighted shoppers. The OCP Chorus and throngs of singers were accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ, which is the world's largest pipe organ. The event is one of the 1,000 "Random Acts of Culture" to be funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation over the next three years. The purpose of the initiative is to transport the classical arts out of the concert halls and opera houses and into communities to enrich everyday lives. Click here to learn more about the program and view more events. This random act was planned to coincide with the first day of National Opera Week.

Hallelujah for Random Acts of Culture! And Hallelujah for Sister Rose Christine who sent us this video.