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Watch this viral video of Rufus Wainwright singing Hallelujah with 1,500 singers

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Eric Wainwright Jul 14, 2016 11:25 pm

Talk about Friday feels.

As part of last month’s Luminato Festival, 1,500 people gathered at the Hearn Generating Station in Toronto to learn the back up part’s for Leonard Cohen’s famous ballad Hallelujah.

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Led by Choir! Choir! Choir!, and joined on stage by Canadian crooner Rufus Wainwright, what follows is a truly special experience.

This will raise the hair on the back of your neck, give you goose bumps, and probably send a single tear streaming down your face.

In two weeks it’s already been viewed 1.2 million times. Here’s why:


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Eric Wainwright
Eric is the Toronto City Editor for Daily Hive and previously the Editor-in-Chief at Notable.ca. He is highly educated. He knows words. He has the best words.

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