Tuesday, July 03, 2012

To Gladden the Heart


One of the things I love about flashmobs is the slowly dawning joy you see in the faces of the people watching as they realize what they are witnessing. Here is Beethoven's Syphony No. 9, presented in the Catalonian city of Sabadell by Banco Sabadell. Participants include the Valles Symphony Orchestra and the choirs of Lieder, the Friends of the Opera, and the Choral Belles Arts.



There is something so uplifting and infectious about this kind of pleasure.


It's the sort of thing that makes you feel good about the human race. If only we could have more of it in our world.









12 comments:

paz said...

Still not getting over the glory of Spains Eurocopa win, and now this beautiful video. Thank you! It is lovely break from the avalanche of other dreary news. But no... Eschucha hermano la canción de la alegría...Viva la Roja!

Sue Ellen said...

Loved it! Thanks

cs harris said...

Paz, I had to Google that one! Found this video for anyone else who is interested: http://www.spanishplayground.net/basic-vocabulary-song-spanish-language-learners/

Sue Ellen, it lovely, isn't it?

JoAnne said...

Fantastic! What an uplifting video. Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

I love this kind of flash mob. :D Wonderful! Thanks for posting!

Angie

SeaGazer said...

The video does gladden the heart! Thank you for sharing it.

Firefly said...

Really makes one feel good about the human race!! That all's well with the world, for a little time at least!!

Jan Power said...

In 1987, my husband and I had the joy (accidental pun) of singing the 4th movement of the 9th in St. Petersburg with Russian and American singers. They were agog at our photocopied score and we were agog because each singer had hand-written their own part!

The entire effort was made to show that it was only governments that divided us. Your flash-mob brought me a flash of the life-changing memories made that night. Thanks!

cs harris said...

Jan, what a wonderful experience that must have been!

Anonymous said...

Candy:
Really uplifting & wonderful...!
Thanks for sharing with the fans!
Larry Taylor,Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

Susan/DC said...

With all of the bad economic news coming out of Spain, it's lovely that there is still room for music and joy in people's hearts.