Händel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” as performed by a group of monks under a vow of silence


No, this isn’t the choir. But these are, in fact, Trappist monks. They don’t really take a vow of silence — but idle talk is against their monastic rule, so it often seems as if they have.


If you’ve taken a vow of silence, yet you wish to perform G. F. Händel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” what do you do?  Here’s an idea:




Thanks to David Wills, of Adelaide, South Australia, for bringing this to my attention.



  • Sharee

    This was very funny, even though it was a high school choir and not really a group of monks. I et Handel liked it, too.