Random Act of Culture

Making a first appearance here at the Video Countdown to CHRISTmas is the Opera Company of Philadelphia "Hallelujah!" Random Act of Culture!

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "Random Acts of Culture" at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ - the OCP Chorus and throngs of singers from the community infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" at 12 noon, to the delight of surprised shoppers. This event is one of 1,000 "Random Acts of Culture" Music is a powerful form of communication.  It uses several of your senses and it's fun.  For more information on fun ways to learn communication skills for preschoolers through adults, visit Art of Eloquence.com!


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  • Registered nurse

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

  • Carla

    This one is oh, so special to me as I grew up in the John Wanamaker store (now Macy’s) in downtown Philadelphia. All of used to “meet at the eagle” and we all knew what that meant! I remember the fantastic Christmas concerts that used to take place here with lights and that marvelous organ! Thanks for bringing back sweet memories, sweet pea!

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