Over 1500 people join haunting rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

This is what 1500 voices singing Hallelujah all at once sounds like. You'll be amazed.


Music is the universal language. It has the power to lift you up even during the darkest of times and serves as consolation whenever we feel down. Our favorite songs are there with us when we celebrate life and the good things that happen along the way.

So, do you need to be talented in order to belt out the lyrics of that music piece that fills your heart with pleasure? Definitely not.

If you haven’t heard of the Choir! Choir! Choir! you are missing a lot. This duo was founded in 2011 by Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman, by chance. It all started as a one-off event for a birthday party and turned into something marvelous.

In fact, this group isn’t a traditional one by any means. This duo’s performances revolve around a single song. People from all ages are welcomed to participate in the singing of the song after Goldman and Adilman teach the song’s arrangement to everyone who wants to be part of something so unique.


The duo gathered the attention of the public after a marvelous performance of Cohen’s iconic song Hallelujah. Over 1500 people joined in to sing the tune together at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada back in June, 2016.

Rufus Wainwright was a special guest who led the way.


The performance has been seen over 11 million times and people love it. One person wrote, “I’m here in my house during quarantine and I’m watching my favorite things. I’ve probably watched this video a thousand times and this time I cried harder than ever. Strangers coming together and making something beautiful.”

We hope the pandemic will be over soon and this incredible duo will continue with their live performances again.


Take a look at the video below to see what 1500 voices singing Hallelujah all at once sounds like. You’ll be amazed.