There’s no doubt, the Roedean School South Africa has some incredible vocalists. And these talented students found a way to sing together, while apart, during the coronavirus pandemic. And their performance of ‘Hallelujah’ is absolutely stunning!
The Roedean School South Africa is located in Parktown, Johannesburg. And during this time where the world is sheltering at home because of the coronavirus, these students used their talents to virtually bring joy to others.
"Apart in uncertain times, but together in spirit and song," the school writes as a caption for this music video. "May our choir's virtual performance of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah be a timely reminder that we are indeed #TogetherApart"
Virtual Choir Flawlessly Tackles Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’
At the beginning of the video, someone walks out to an empty performance hall and sits down at a piano. That person is later revealed to be the students' choir director at Roedean School South Africa.
Small videos of the students singing begin slowly popping up onto the screen. They are all singing their own parts from the safety of their own homes, and they sound wonderful together.
"Well I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
More videos of students continue to show up on the screen as they are singing the beautiful harmonies that go along with the main singer's melody.
While the students are singing, the video shows shots of their empty school. From the library, to the cafeteria, to the hallways lined with pictures of the students, every room is completely void of people. One of the shots show the marquee on the school that reads "Roedean School will be closed until further notice."
Despite not being together at their school, these students were still able to virtually come together to put on an inspiring and powerful performance. It just goes to show you that even while we're forced to be apart right now, music can still bring the world together.
WATCH: Roedean School South Africa Sings ‘Hallelujah’ As Virtual Choir