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Dance, Dance Wherever You May Be

by | Apr 23, 2019 | Houses of Worship, News

Davidson’s own viral video. . .


UPDATE: The video has been viewed more than 565,000 times. . . .

According to those who keep count, 579 people attended the 11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday service at Davidson College Presbyterian Church (DCPC). It was the action of one of the younger members in the congregation that has made the closing moments of the service “go viral.”

As has been the custom for several years, members of the congregation are invited to join the choir at the end of the service to sing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah as the Benediction. A handful of people did just that, they made their way from the pews to the chancel to add their voices to those of the members of the choir.

As their combined voices joined for the Halleluhas, something amazing happened. One young member of the congregation couldn’t keep her energy bottled up any longer. She got out into the center aisle of the church and began to dance.

And as a now viral video attests, for more than 2 minutes – this young girl did what at least a portion of the other 578 people were thinking. Her unscripted dance seemed to be beautifully choreographed to the amazing voices singing the Hallelujah Chorus.

When the News of Davidson team took note that more than twice the population of our town had viewed this video, we jumped in to help make it available for those who do not use social media. You can now view the video on our page: Hallelujah Chorus Dance

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