Things are difficult these days,* so I decided to try a new little feature here on Chookooloonks -- Sunday Light. Every week I'll feature a video I've found of people making light in their worlds.
Just a little something that perhaps can give us a bit of hope for the week ahead.
Today, I'm sharing this amazing video of 1500 people singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" along with Rufus Wainwright. Some background: this video is by Choir! Choir! Choir!, a Toronto-based organization that began as "a weekly drop in, no-commitment singing event in February 2011." They now happen twice weekly, and are open to anyone who likes to sing new arrangements of pop songs, by dividing the group who shows into "low," "medium" and "high," voices, and teaching each group the arrangements. In this particular arrangement, 1500 people showed up to accompany Rufus Wainwright sing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. It's lovely to see what can happen when a thousand people come together for the sole purpose of making light.
Click here or the image above to listen.
Happy Sunday, friends. Wishing you a light-filled week ahead.
* I actually drafted this post on Friday morning, before the events that unfolded in Charlottesville this weekend. So I wanted to make sure that I added the following: God bless and deep gratitude to the counter-protesters at yesterday's white supremacist terrorist rally in Charlottesville. Thank you for risking your lives to stand against bigotry and hate.