A Magical Moment: 1,500 Voices Sing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Renowned for his electrifying rendition of Leonard Cohen’s classic “Hallelujah,” the famous performer ventured into familiar territory. However, sharing the stage with a choir of 1,500 voices must have been an extraordinary experience.

The performance begins with the choir harmonizing beautifully alongside Wainwright’s haunting vocals, staying perfectly in tune as he sings the first verse. As the song progresses to the chorus, the choir seamlessly joins in, creating a powerful and elevated musical experience.

In one of the largest choirs you might ever witness, this version of “When Doves Cry” by Prince, performed by the 2,000 voices of Choir! Choir! Choir!, is both beautiful and haunting.

In 2016, at the Luminato Festival held in Toronto’s Hearn Generating Station, Choir! Choir! Choir! performed with Rufus Wainwright. Watch the remarkable performance in the video below.

Despite the massive size of the choir, Wainwright’s voice is not overwhelmed. Instead, the skillful conducting and delicate balance of the choir’s vocals enhance his performance, resonating throughout the hall.

This collaboration showcases the exceptional talent of a well-trained choir working in harmony with a solo performer. Their professionalism and perfect harmonization steal the show, making organizing such a large group a truly impressive feat.

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