Bravo, Bravo, Encore, Encore...Inspires me to action...wonder what I
could do to make a difference?Sky's the limit...Random acts of
kindness...it can change the World!
Not my favorite songs, but cool idea nonetheless, and I'm glad a video was
posted. As I watched, I kept wanting to hear them burst into a crescendo of
"God Bless America" or "Battle Hymn of the Republic" ... but
Yankee Doodle'll do.
Picky Picky Picky! What difference whether it be a Flash Mob or a surprised
event it sounds like it was wonderful and all who witnessed it were thrilled.Why must people tear everything apart? Such a negative society we have
What a COOL idea. I would have loved to have been there. I hope they can
figure out ways to do that kind of thing again when they are OUT on tour.
Congrats to all those who thought it up, organized it and carried it out.
I love the moderation of these comments. I got on the other Salt Lake paper's
web site to read about Jimmer, and most of the comments were just ad hominem
attacks on people who dared post a thought. And most of the posters thought
they were being funny by making fun of others. It's refreshing to read comments
that make sense, deal with the subject at hand, and ad to my enlightenment. I
don't need to hear criticism of people's religious beliefs though it is OK to
address differences in a tolerant and respectful manner. A person who writes,
"Lame, lame, lame," as a comment on this news article deserves to have
his/her comment hidden from public view.
AZRods: "Also, keep in mind, they didn't try to make a big production out
of it, hence no quality video recording to measure up to your strict demands for
a true flash mob. I'm just glad we got to see what we did."You
got to see an early amateur recording of it, but if you notice there were
several professional cameras there complete with sound men. It appears that this
is going to be produced into something more polished.However,
quality video recording does not a flash mob make. A flash mob is an ad hoc
group of people that came together through social media to perform. In that
strict sense, this surprise performance does not meet that standard.Pretty cool none-the-less.
If this is "lame lame lame" and if the Tab "just doesn't cut
it", then consider yourself in a minority and re-read the article to see
what the people said who were actualy there!Also, keep in mind, they
didn't try to make a big production out of it, hence no quality video recording
to measure up to your strict demands for a true flash mob. I'm just glad we got
to see what we did.In the end, if you can come on a Mormon
Tabernacle Choir article looking to criticize and act like a flash mob
oficianado, I suspect you have far greater problems than not appreciating a
simple, beautiful, patriotic moment with the tabernacle choir.God
bless America and God bless the Tabernacle Choir!
Not really a "Flash" for flash mob style, but it did have a graceful
impact on the truths our country was founded on. @
unaffiliated_person: The tune was to "God Save the King" or "My
Country 'Tis of Thee", but the lyrics were different. Watch the video
towards the middle, about 3:25 minutes in. It was "God Save Great
I think I read somewhere else they sang God Save the King too...rather amusing
at a Revolution event. The Brits would get a kick out of that.
All in all pretty cool. Oh BTW not a member but still pretty cool to do this.
A surprise performance by a regularly organized group, even if they're
undercover, does not exactly equal a "flash mob."
Several of my family and friends are members of the MoTab Heavenly choir. I too
look forward to the day that I can again see and here those loving heavenly
voices. Until then I will enjoy those singing with us now and wish I could have
been in Williamsburg yesterday. I remember all of the letters,
postcards and phone calls from previous choir tours. What stands out most, is
the love choir members have for each other and the people they serve around the
world through song. I rarely heard I miss you, only we wish you were here to
join us in the Love we are seeing and sharing.
I am a huge fan of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I think their idea to surprise
guests at Williamsburg was a great idea. Do I think the title of this article
was a little misleading? In a way, only because the video recording I watched
failed to capture the true essence of actually being there to experience the
"surprise." I kept waiting for the Tab Choir to ramp it up and really,
really stand out above the crowd (like I have seen and heard in numerous other
"flash mob" YouTube videos) which didn't come through as the headline
expected me to believe. It actually kind of paled in comparison. Is there a
better video of this surprise performance that anyone else can recommend?
To "Fair Thinker" Not such fair thinking in my opinion. So it wasn't
a 'flash mob' in some ways of thinking, but it's a pretty broad thing and I for
one thought it was great. Wish I could have been there. Regarding
your comment about facebook not being cool, I take offense. There is no rule
nor standard that states it's not for moms. I for one have been on facebook
LONGER than any of my 5 adult children. If you want 'cool' (and I use that term
lightly) you can always go back to MySpace. That's just too 'cool' for us moms
and old people. lol
Re: Fair ThinkerWow, could we be anymore uptight this morning? Who
cares if it was or was not a "Flash Mob" by your's or anyone else's
definition. I'm sure the Choir is not using it to try and be hip because I'm
sure they don't really care about that sort of thing. It was cool and that's
about all that needs to be said.
After DesNews rejecting a simlple comment of "Lame, lame, lame!", I
will be more elaborate so their moderator is satisified.As
Farnsworth said, this is not a "flash mob" experience. While no one
knew they were going to be there and may have been surprised, by an uplifting
experience. If you do as Sarah B suggests and watch other flash mob videos,
unexpected singing by a group of people, even if they MoTab, just doesn't cut
it. So in short, this was "lame, lame, lame". (Is that a good enough
explanation for you DesNews???)This title of the article should be
"Mormon Tabernacle Choir Surprises Williambsburg Tourists". Just as
"FaceBook" became uncool when your Mom got and started trying to leave
posts on your wall, "Flash Mobs" became uncool when the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir thinks they are a flash mob after doing this.
To "Supporting LDS Church"--You are actually NOT supporting your
church when you put forth notions that liberal people aren't as patriotic as you
are. I am a Big D Democrat and I served 3 years in the Armed Forces of our
country (USMC-74-77). I pay my taxes and vote in every election and try to
really be a part of the electoral process. My family lost a loved member to
combat. Finally, I am not a Mormon and I don't even care for organized religion
very much--(having run into too many representatives like yourself), but I got
chills watching this and it made my morning. Thank you Mormon
This is pretty cool. I love Williamsburg and consider it almost as a second
home. I've seen a lot of these street performances, but this one is awesome!To "Supporting LDS Church", however, stop injecting political
philosophy into things like this. Liberals are patriotic and love the country.
These are not principles restricted to conservatives, and conservatives are not
the only ones who love God and country.
It thrilled me to watch the ten minute video and to know what was happening. I
love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Every member is a devoted servant of God, and
their voices show that. One year on their summer tour, they were in Memphis (I
think). A young girl in treatment for cancer at St. Jude's Hospital had the
thrill of her life to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (or a large number of
them) sing just to her alone. What a blessing! The Choir broadcasts regularly
on BYUTV, and that is another blessing! The Choir has a long history,
and over time, many members have gone along to sing in Heaven. That's something
that I look forward to seeing and hearing them there -- I'm 86, and this could
happen any time! God Bless the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
AGH! I wish I had been there. Colonial Williamsburg has a special place in my
heart.What an exiting experience for the people who were present...
too bad the media in this country is so liberal that we don't see this as
prominent as articles about trusting Mormons with the presidency, etc.This is awesome!
Hey; Guy With A Brain, Pay no attention to any arrogant stool sample that scoffs
at another s faith, religion or beliefs. I've seen and heard enough of that. If
your faith serves you and you serve your faith and cause no harm to any
peaceable creature your not going to eat or take more than you can use, I
believe God will bless you. I don't share your religion or any other. I hope you
don't mind if I share your belief and faith in Christ and his Dad, who gave me
an awesome sunrise this morning. Keep the Faith. Aloha; Rick
That was totally awesome. I would have to guess that this flash mob group had
the oldest people, just glad they didn't try to dance. Thanks for sharing that
Farnsworth- do you know what a flash mob is? FYI a flash mob is a preplanned
event where people in a public place seem to spontaneously break into song,
kinda like in a musical. They've been done in grocery stores and Grand Central
station. Look it up on youtube and you can watch some.
this was great to watch, how fun. May I request one thing as a correction to
your story? They sang 'Yankee Doodle' not 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'.
Love, love, LOVE the Mormon Tabernacle Choir! Some may claim foolishness over
what we believe but there's no disputing we have one of the greatest choirs the
world has ever known.Go MOTAB!
The MoTab as a "flash mob"? Umm, no. As a great event, a
"surprise"? Yes, indeed.
Shoot me first.
More Mormon flash mobs!
Very cool. Wish I would have been there.
That is about the coolest dang thing I've ever heard of! Man, I would have loved
to have been there for that. What a cool idea! Kudos to those who put it
together. And thanks for the video.
Priceless. Imagine the stories that are going to be shared by those who were
Awesome. Would've been great to be there.
Great idea. Wish I could have been there.
Wonderful!!! What a great idea...couldn't have been in a more perfect place!