Have you ever heard music sung in a beautiful cathedral? Well, what about music sung in a non-descript stairwell? It can sound just as impressive as this video proves when Kings Return Music quartet performs their rendition of Franz Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria.’
Over the years, the classic tune has been sung by everyone from Pavarotti to Stevie Wonder. Different artists bring a unique flavor to the song, but ‘Ave Maria’ needs excellent acoustics at its core.
For years, Acapella groups have sought to find the sweet spot for their sound. Resonant hallways, stairwells, and even bathrooms have been featured on many videos and recordings across the internet.
The resurgence of vocal groups that focus on tight harmonies has occurred thanks to groups like Pentatonix. However, this singing style has been around since the beginning of time. Acapella music is unique because it features just the sounds of the human voice.
Kings Return Group certainly nails their performance after some brief self-deprecating banter before they begin. The sound is angelic, and the guys have obviously practiced this arrangement before recording.
They even add a tag to the ending that adds emotional depth to the song’s conclusion. Their individual high and low-pitched voices echo through the stairwell throughout the piece.
A traditional song performed not-so-traditionally still delivers chills to any music lover. For fans of Acapella music, this video is a must-watch. Whether in a stairwell or a glorious cathedral, Schubert’s classic delivers time and time again.