This is making the rounds of the internet, but I’m still going to post it because it’s wonderful: an orchestral flash mob of more than 100 people, performing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” in front of a very appreciative Spanish crowd. (The big surprise to me: a bank sponsored it, as part of its 130th anniversary celebration. Can we get some of that from US banks, please?)
It’s especially fun to watch the reaction shots from the crowd. I love the ones who can’t resist “helping” the conductor (I’d be in that group), but my favorite was the man who grinned and said something that could not be heard over the music — but you don’t need to hear him to read his lips.
My favorite comment on this video: “I…I think I got something in my eye.” Yeah…me too.
(Note: available in HD, so biggify it if you can.)