|A crowd gathers in an abandoned Toronto|
power plant recently to perform the
Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah"
After all, everybody and their brother have done it
But it's a great song, no matter what.
Some people do it better than others, but I found a cool recent version of it.
In the video below, Rufus Wainwright leads 1,500 or so peoplein an abandoned Toronto power plant to do a version of "Hallelujah."
The acoustics in the decrepit industrial building are awesome, and the light coming from the half-shattered windows in the structure add a beautiful visual element to the video.
The video and song was organized by Choir!Choir!Choir! a drop-in weekly singing event in the Toronto area. (Actually, it's up to two nights a week now.)
Enjoy this version of the song in this viral video: