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Choice News TUESDAY, NOV 23, 2010  |  17 comments  |  1 commentary
'Hallelujah' flash mob mall video goes viral

WELLAND — A 'flash mob' that stunned patrons in Seaway Mall's food court has become an overnight YouTube hit.

More than 80 Chorus Niagara singers went from quietly blending into the busy mall atmosphere to belting out a classic Christmas carol to the shock and amazement of mallgoers.

After the Nov. 13 performance of Handel's Messiah was released online Thursday by creators Alphabet Photography Inc., the video became an instant hit online.

Since being posted at about 11 a.m. Thursday, the video, Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, has received more than 16,000 hits on YouTube, said Jennifer Blakeley, owner of Alphabet Photography. ...


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News Item12/24/10 6:59 AM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Find all comments by Michael Hranek
John 6:40
"And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day."

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News Item12/21/10 11:22 AM
does it matter if its true  Find all comments by does it matter if its true
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101221/ap_on_re_us/us_flash_mob_evacuation
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News Item12/21/10 4:55 AM
a believer from the Middle Eas | Lebanon  Contact via emailFind all comments by a believer from the Middle Eas
Hallelua to the Saviour,Exalt Him among the Nations,let his Name be known.last sunday I have showd this video clip in the Church,and the whole Church replied with clapping and looking to each other in amazing Joy
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News Item12/11/10 11:05 AM
Elmer  Find all comments by Elmer
I think this is the best thing I have ever seen posted on sermonaudio.
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News Item12/11/10 12:34 AM
Not duped | Fergus  Find all comments by Not duped
Everyone is so amazed that this happened. It was planned, they had permission and an entire choir of atleast 80 people were waiting to join in. But so what, call it "staged" if you will, or even "fake". Regardless, it's a nicely sung version. Enjoy it, nobody was harmed.
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News Item12/6/10 4:13 PM
CD | canada  Find all comments by CD
Absolutely fabulous!!!! Praise be to God that there are those who still believe in CHRISTMAS and not a "winter holiday". Time to take back the political correctness that spurred this disgusting rejection of all that is beautiful about this season.
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News Item12/2/10 11:35 PM
Publican | Northern Hemisphere  Find all comments by Publican
As I was scarcely able to hold back tears sitting in front of my computer, sure am I that I would have been weeping into my pizza slice were I there at the food court. One of the noticeably wonderful things about this incident was, all of the people holding up recording devices and smiling; and the amazement of the few children in attendance.
I am certainly saving this for those who cannot see it.
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News Item11/29/10 2:22 PM
Sid | New Zealand  Find all comments by Sid
Very uplifting. I'm sure everyone who sees and hears this will be blessed by it.
Hallelujah !!
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News Item11/29/10 1:29 AM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ! What these singers have done has truly blessed me. I am thankful that the joy of The LORD, has been shared with people around the world. God loves us, therefore we should share His love with one another. Our Savior shall never leave us nor forsake us, He has made a way for us. He is thoroughly purging His threshing floor. The doors that He opens, no one can close. The doors that He shuts, no one can open. May God help we and our families to walk in the light! May God help us not to have unrighteous anger, but to bless those who are against us! May God bless us all tonight! Sleep tight!
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News Item11/28/10 5:21 PM
TS  Find all comments by TS
Jim Lincoln wrote:
1. Ah, just like the Authorized King James Version, Handel's Messiah has a ecumenical history,

2. I would almost bet that Handel wouldn't mind

Since the KING JAMES VERSION of God's Holy Word was the only Bible available for most of the last four centuries - it takes little intelligence to work out why it became "ecumenically" used by ALL denominations.

Even Indian Hills Community Church started with the KJV, Jimmy boy!

But note well Jim that God used this Bible the KJV also for many centuries, and continues to do so in HIS congregations.

2. Careful with the "betting" Jim - Christians Don't do that sin!
They trust in God's Holy Providence to provide all their needs - including the Bibles we use.

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News Item11/28/10 4:12 PM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Find all comments by Michael Hranek
Jim Lincoln wrote:
Ah, just like the [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorized_King_James_Version]]]Authorized King James Version[/URL], Handel's Messiah has a ecumenical history,
from, [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_(Handel)]]]Messiah (Handel)[/URL]
I would almost bet that Handel wouldn't mind if the orotund lyrics were replaced with vibrant, modern, and most importantly, understandable lyrics.
Jim
So, do you like or not the 'flash mob' surprise singing of Handel Messiah in the mall food court?

And if you don't are you finding fault with those of us who have enjoyed it?

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News Item11/28/10 3:18 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Ah, just like the [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorized_King_James_Version]]]Authorized King James Version[/URL], Handel's Messiah has a ecumenical history,

wrote:
Handel conducted Messiah many times and often altered the music to suit the needs of the singers and orchestra he had available to him for each performance. In consequence, no single version can be regarded as the "authentic" one. Many more variations and rearrangements were added in subsequent centuries—a notable arrangement was one by Mozart[6], K. 572, translated into German. In the Mozart version a French horn replaces the trumpet on 'The Trumpets shall sound', even though Luther's bible translation uses the word Posaune, German for trombone.
from, [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_(Handel)]]]Messiah (Handel)[/URL]

I would almost bet that Handel wouldn't mind if the orotund lyrics were replaced with vibrant, modern, and most importantly, understandable lyrics.

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News Item11/24/10 2:22 PM
LucilleHalfvarson'sObituary  Find all comments by LucilleHalfvarson'sObituary
DoItYourselfMessiahSinging wrote:
Reminds Me Of The "Do It Yourself Messiah" That Was Performed In My Public Highschool Back In 1975 !

It Was Put Together By Mrs. Sten Halvorsen. Mr. Halvorsen Was The Director Of The Highschool Choir.

His Wife, Who Passed Away (Over) A Week Ago, Tirelessly Produced The "Do It Yourself Messiah" For Decades !

I Had Just Found THE TRUE JESUS CHRIST Of THE HOLY BIBLE That Fall/Winter Season--And Remember Belting Out My First "Hallelujah Chorus" Of George Frederick Handel's MESSIAH !

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT THIS PUBLIC HANDEL'S "DO IT YOURSELF" MESSIAH--LIKE HANDEL'S ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE OF THE MESSIAH--WAS THAT IT WAS ALL SUNG, WITH THE MOST EXQUISITE OF MUSICAL ORCHESTRATED MASTERPIECES, TO THE HISTORIC AUTHORIZED "KING JAMES" VERSION'S BIBLE ENGLISH !

"Lucille Halfvarson / 1919-2010

ARTS ACTIVIST GUIDED...'DO-IT-YOURSELF MESSIAH'...

For 25 years, Lucille Halfvarson was the woman behind the "Do-It-Yourself Messiah" performances put on by the Waubonsee District Chorus, a holiday tradition...from 1968 through 1992.

She organized and directed the performances, in which the chorus lead the audience...singing Handel's 'Messiah'...

A memorial service [was] held..."--CHICAGO-SUN-TIMES 11-13-10 Pg-30

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News Item11/24/10 5:31 AM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Find all comments by Michael Hranek
Deffinately a www.youtube.com video worth the watching!
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News Item11/24/10 2:06 AM
Rick  Find all comments by Rick
Hallelujah!
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News Item11/23/10 11:23 PM
Keryl | Tasmania  Find all comments by Keryl
Possibly the first really good music some of those folk have heard!

Praise God!

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News Item11/23/10 8:58 PM
DoItYourselfMessiahSinging  Find all comments by DoItYourselfMessiahSinging
Reminds Me Of The "Do It Yourself Messiah" That Was Performed In My Public Highschool Back In 1975 !

It Was Put Together By Mrs. Sten Halvorsen. Mr. Halvorsen Was The Director Of The Highschool Choir.

His Wife, Who Passed Away A Week Ago, Tirelessly Produced The "Do It Yourself Messiah" For Decades !

I Had Just Found The TRUE Jesus Christ Of The Holy Bible That Fall/Winter Season--And Remember Belting Out My First "Hallelujah Chorus" Of George Frederick Handel's MESSIAH !

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT THIS PUBLIC HANDEL'S "DO IT YOURSELF" MESSIAH--LIKE HANDEL'S ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE OF THE MESSIAH--WAS THAT IT WAS ALL SUNG, WITH THE MOST EXQUISITE OF MUSICAL ORCHESTRATED MASTERPIECES, TO THE HISTORIC AUTHORIZED "KING JAMES" VERSION'S BIBLE ENGLISH !

**"COMFORT YE, COMFORT YE, MY PEOPLE, SAITH YOUR GOD;

SPEAK YE COMFORTABLY TO JERUSALEM; AND CRY UNTO HER, THAT HER WARFARE IS ACCOMPLISHED;

THAT HER INIQUITY IS PARDONED.

THE VOICE OF HIM, THAT CRIETH IN THE WILDERNESS, PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD; MAKE STRAIGHT IN THE DESERT A HIGHWAY FOR OUR GOD.

EVERY VALLEY SHALL BE EXALTED & EVERY MOUNTATIN & HILL MADE LOW--

THE CROOKED STRAIGHT--AND THE ROUGH PLACES PLAIN;

AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD SHALL BE REVEALED--AND ALL FLESH SHALL SEE IT TOGETHER" ! ! !

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