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|The Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsing in |
Salt Lake City, Utah.
Of course the most famous version of this classic is probably the one sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. When I visited Salt Lake City for a Historical Novel Society conference several years ago, I had the opportunity to sit in on a practice session of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. (The Choir rehearses on Thursdays and visitors are invited to listen in). Although they did not sing the Hallelujah Chorus that day the choir was still a joy to listen to.
Today one of my friends sent me a link to a YouTube video of the Opera Company of Philadelphia singing the Hallelujah Chorus in a shopping mall in Philadelphia as part of the "Random Act of Culture" program. I must admit it brought tears to my eyes!