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Great Auditorium. Ocean Grove. August 30, 2020. Choir Festival (virtual). Click to enlarge. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net

 

NAVA TEHILA:  “Creating the Sea.”  (Hebrew). From their album Dancing in the Glory.

 

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This is the Hallelujah Chorus by Handel.

It was a virtual performance to conclude the 66th Annual Choir Festival in Ocean Grove

You can see the singers who were all in my dining room as I filmed this with my iPhone. It was a tight squeeze.

Maestro Jason Tramm managed to conduct while standing high in the upper right hand corner.

Despite the reduced choral man/woman power, a big sound was achieved.  Usually they have about 800 voices and a full orchestra.  Now there were just 7 instrumentalists and the organ.  The sound echoed through the wooden cello of an Auditorium and it was transmitted electronically all over the world.

Ironically, more people heard and viewed this spectacle this time than ever before.

 

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