Steve posted this video on his blog last week and I just had to share it with you. I know we've all seen flash mob videos circulating the web - particularly the ones of choirs breaking into the "Hallelujah Chorus" in the middle of an unassuming place like a mall food court. After a point, they all seem the same. But, when Steve played this video for me one evening last week, I was moved. There is something so powerful about the way music just happens in this video.
Music is meant to be shared. It's a language, a form of communication. It's about interaction. I love, love, love the expressions on the listeners' faces as they watch and listen - especially the children. Look at that joy! Everyone gathered on the street that day seemed to really be a part of the music as it was happening. They weren't sitting silently in a dark auditorium - they're smiling and pointing and sharing the experience with the people around them. And doesn't it just warm your heart to see how many aspiring conductors were in the crowd?! I hope this inspires you to get out there and be a part of the music happening in your community. Let's make music happen.