MANHATTAN – A blackout in New York City is always news, especially if that blackout empties all the Broadway theaters.
For a Utah choir, it meant the cancellation of his only performance in New York.
The Millennial Choirs & Orchestra (MCO) was scheduled to perform at the famous Carnegie Hall on July 13 as part of their "Nearer My God to Thee" concert series. The group members were already meeting at Carnegie Hall when the electricity was cut off and they were forced to evacuate the building.
According to the Facebook page of the MCO, they could not avoid taking the action to the crowds of people who were also evacuated during the blackout.
"In the true fashion of MCO, we take advantage of the best of the unfortunate situation and execute some of our pieces outside so that pbaders-by can enjoy them during stressful time," the publication reads. "Although we regret that many of our participants and audience members were lost tonight when we saw us on the Carnegie stage of world renown, we feel blessed to have been able to touch many more hearts in an unexpected way from the street of beautiful New York . "
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, all the videos of the performance go viral. The choir is known for its powerful performances that shake the bones. That kind of power in the natural echo chamber between the skyscrapers of New York only makes the experience even more epic.
Some videos were Excellent views of the street..
Some were aerial views. With an ethereal sound.
And some with incredible lighting of the magic hour.
As you may have heard, we could not perform our last concert at Carnegie Hall tonight due to a generalized blackout that affected a large part of Manhattan for several hours. But in the true fashion of MCO, we take advantage of the best of the unfortunate situation and execute some of our pieces outside for pbaders-by to enjoy during the stressful time. This is Brandon Stewart's "I Stand All Amazed" arrangement.
Currently, countless people have heard this story about MCO and have seen the viral videos of our improvised performance. So, although we regret that many of our participants and audience members were lost tonight and saw us on the world famous Carnegie stage, we feel blessed to have been able to touch many more hearts in an unexpected way from the street of the beautiful New York.
#mcoinnyc #nearermygodtotheePublished by Millennial Choirs & Orchestras on Saturday, July 13, 2019
About the author: Martha Ostergar
Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in how ridiculous the Internet is, which means she is more than grateful to be able to surf the web to get amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter @monstergar.