GR Symphony Performs Socially Distanced ‘Hallelujah’ Chorus
We might not be able to watch them perform in person, but the Grand Rapids Symphony still has something special for us this Easter weekend.
The WKTV Journal reports that more than 70 musicians of the orchestra and chorus have come together to create a virtual performance of the “Hallelujah” Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
Each musician recorded in his or her home and each part was edited together to create the 5 minute performance, led by Music Director Marcelo Lehninger.
The Grand Rapids Symphony said on their website,
In these trying times, we need music more than ever. When we share music, we share our strength, our hope and our joy with each other.
That’s why musicians of the Grand Rapids Symphony and Chorus have joined together to create a very special, virtual performance of the “Hallelujah" Chorus from Handel’s Messiah just for you. Please enjoy this gift of hope, from our homes to yours.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Rapids Symphony had to cancel their performances. While we are under the Stay at Home order, the GR Symphony has launched "From Our Homes to Yours" which featuring daily solo performances by musicians throughout the Grand Rapids Symphony family, WKTV reports.