Because I am a bit of a curmudgeon, and I admit it, I wasn’t so smitten with a recent viral video of Handel’s Alleluia Chorus being performed in Macy’s. The whole thing felt claustrophobic, and visually, I found it unmoving. Is there anything less interesting to look at that someone videotaping something?
But then I am prejudiced against the whole notion that everything must be videotaped at all times. I’ve groused about that elsewhere on the blog.
I like it when people who know the piece join in the singing, but this crowd really didn’t do that–they simply watched and enjoyed–and that was nice, too.