Can You Listen To 1500 People Sing ‘Hallelujah’ Without Getting Chills?

I’m not sure what exactly it is that creates the power behind these moments. Whether it’s the music that is chosen, the individuals who sing it, or the sheer number of people united as one, this video of a 1500-voice choir singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is sure to stir up some emotions.

Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto based group led by Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman. The group is open to anyone, and the choir meets twice weekly to learn new arrangements of pop songs.

The group recently came together at the Hearn Generating Station in Toronto and were taught back-up parts to “Hallelujah” prior to Rufus Wainwright (whose cover of the song you may know from “Shrek”) joining them as the lead singer.


The gathering was diverse, encompassing all different nationalities, ethnicities and ages—making the result even more powerful. So take a moment to join the group by singing along or simply by taking the time to watch.

Whatever way you are a part of this performance, you will undoubtedly be a part of something bigger than just yourself.