Who loves Random Acts of Culture?
You do! Knight Foundation's national initiative to bring the classics out of the performance halls and onto the streets has caught your eye ' to the tune of over 1 million YouTube hits, most notably for the Opera Company of Philadelphia's performance of Hallelujah (included below).
Here's a snippet of what Random Acts of Culture has meant to you. Want to contribute your voice? Add your comments below, and don't forget to check out other videos at RandomActsofCulture.org.
- Jon Evans: Five minutes of a taste of what Heaven may be! Tears and all ' awesome!
- Bib Willis: I am one who was not only moved to tears, but had goose pimples. I cannot believe that I once sang the soprano part regularly! I could reach those notes today as easily as I could reach and get green cheese from the moon.
- Pat: It was a long week ' and a friend sent the link to the Macy's Philly presentation and I found myself smiling and teary. What wonderful gift. Thank you and keep the positive experience of culture going!
- Ruth Seymour: Wow. I'm a teacher near Detroit who yesterday had a very bad classroom day. This morning, I happened to watch some Random Acts of Culture videos on YouTube, and suddenly found myself with the strength to reach for a stack of papers and start grading! I honestly care more about my students more than I did a short half-hour ago. THANK YOU!
- Adrienne Hart: Sheer delight, I wanted to forget my broken hip and dance, pure happiness.
- Lexander: Tears, tears. ' This is so touching ' to see' the culture is still alive in the U.S. ' especially in this kind of 'random acts''
- Barbara Kindon: What a WONDERFUL gift you have given to SO many ' the chance to experience a style of music that some of us had feared was gone, or available only to the elite ' I have watched several of the RAC YouTube clips and can tell you music eases pain ' as a person with MS I don't get out often ' thank you for bringing this joy to my desk!
- Jeff Gaydos: Tremendously joyful. You're all invited for dinner.
- Ron Owens: Though I have have sung it many times I was moved to tears. Kind of like a moment of light and hope in the midst of a lot of darkness and discouragement. Many thanks.
- Ruben: Simply, one of the best things I've seen in many years. Thank you, and keep doing it. If you manage to keep truth and beauty together, you are in for many years of gratifying surprises.
- Jerry: I can't sing a note, but I would have loved to have been there and been part of it. I think it would have been like being wrapped in a blanket of love!
- James Halligan: Fantastic ... Beautiful ... Dynamic ... this is what the world needs, something that can bring together, Not tear apart, Absolutely AWSOME!
- Kim: Yes, Phila, there is a Santa Claus!
- Amy Reardon: Thank you so much. I was deeply moved. Oh please, more of this in our world!
- Betsy: AMEN, AMEN, and AMEN!
- Michelle Miller: Tears of great joy!. I was singing right along with them all, and I'm so grateful this piece was an annual tradition for the choir of my high school.
- Stina: This video made me absurdly happy. Thank you all for doing this.