Sunday, June 07, 2009

Silent Monks Sing Hallelujah Chorus

How do monks under a vow of silence perform one of the most glorious hymns in church history?

4 comments:

Trevor-Peter said...

I thought that second guy from the end was the devil in their midst until I saw someone doing the funky chicken in the top row toward the end of the song. My only question is, was it choreographed by Bob Dylan?

Kirk said...

Kinda funny. Could have been so much more, had they gotten the different parts going at the same time. They need a "Hallelujah" over here and a "Hallelujah" over there.

On the other hand, isn't it remarkable how the Protestants share these knee-jerk anti-ascetical prejudices?

s-p said...

T-P, Bob Dylan: LOL! Kirk, yeah,it's semi-funny. There's about a half dozen versions of this on youtube, some better than others. The other "prejudice" by other groups that do the bit is that the monks are all gay. sigh.

Fr. John McCuen said...

I liked it -- but then, I have a strange (some say, "warped") sense of humor. I was a bit disconcerted when I realized that it wasn't some sort of clever foot-pedal mechanism making "Lord of Lords" appear, but hands and arms from underneath the cassocks, oh my! But clearly, some people have way too much time on their hands!