I love a lot of hymns, but one of the favorites is “Hallelujah” written by the British Baroque composer George Friedrich Handel. It was composed in 1741. It eventually gained popularity and is now the most frequently performed choral work in Western music. This is especially true around the holiday season.
But I’m sure you haven’t seen a cover quite like this! How do think monks would sing this song? Better yet, how would ‘silent’ monks sing it? The following video shows a group of high school students performing a hilarious, yet amazing, rendition of this song. They imagined how a group of monks under a vow of silence might put on a Christmas program, and creatively acted out this chorus that had everyone spellbound!
I don’t want to give anything away about how they pulled this off. It is not only genius and creative, but it looks deceptively simple. But it isn’t. They must have spent many, many hours preparing for this and their hard work certainly paid off. Not only is it so clever, it is entertaining and funny! Watch the short guy near the far end of the lineup. He’s especially funny!
They are all in full monk costumes and ready to perform one of the most celebrated hymns of all time. You have never seen “Hallelujah” performed so well, and all without saying a word.
Watch the video below! They managed to make it entertaining without even uttering a word! Let us know your thoughts about this video in your comments!
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