Wednesday, February 16, 2011

They Did What!?

Have you seen this video before? If so, I doubt that you can watch it again without smiling.  Never seen it? You’re in for a real treat.  Take a look!

If you’re like me, you’re thinking, “What in the world?!”  The choir looks hypnotized, and how does the choir director keep from laughing?  Certainly, you’ll never hear ‘Hammer Time’ the same way again!   Can you picture your grandma or grandpa singing with this group?
A social networking buddy posted this video on a wall awhile ago, but over the past few weeks I've been wondering why these choir members would create this kind of video. Well, I fished around and learned some things.
Here’s the scoop:
The choir made this video to give an attention-grabbing introduction to a Student Fall Weekend Retreat.  It also became a good lesson on media choices and helped bridge the generational gap between the choir members and the students. Now the video makes so much more sense.  Still, I can’t imagine any seniors that I know willing to go viral with this type of performance.  Kudo’s to the choir for reaching the younger generation.  We could use more “gap-bridging” in this world. 
By the way , the video says the choir will perform at weddings, banquets and other events.  That's probably a joke, but if not, would you book them?  I wouldn't mind seeing more of them.  How about you?  

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