Hallelujah! Chorus, video still (Christina Stavros and Richard Myerscough), TRT: 3 min2008

The Fynn’s in the Hallelujah! Chorus, Headlands Center for the Arts (video still)

In this piece, amateur singers grapple collectively with the words and lyrics of the Hallelujah Chorus in a larger, roughly hewn choir. This single channel video piece belies the technical polish and singular triumphant emotional sheen of the typical Hallelujah Chorus. Each person sings by themselves, only what they can remember or recall, in their own time — including the false starts and forgotten words. This piece was developed with the support of an MFA Fellow Residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2005-6).

Singers (in order of appearance): Richard Myerscough, Tamsen and Ms. Fynn, Eduardo Morell, Christina Stavros, Kristin Johnson, Elan Nichols, Helen Wills, Frank Ham

Curated by JuanCarlos Quintana for Red Poppy Art House, BAN5, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2008
and at The Berlin Office (Two-person show with Miriam Dym), Germany, 2008

Hallelujah! Chorus, 2008, TRT: 3:13 from Mel Day on Vimeo.

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