It Takes A Village…To Perform The “Hallelujah Chorus”
In a small Alaskan village named Quinhagak, the 5th grade class at Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat School created something special. The 19 students and their teacher, Jim Barthelman, involved many from the Yup’ik community of around 700. Barthelman said he thought he and his class were making a video for an audience of 200 or so. When I first learned about this video this afternoon, from a Facebook posting, it had had over 150,000 views.
As of the time of this writing, about 8 hours later, it has been viewed more than 182,000 times.
Five hours ago, a couple of hours after I first saw it, Sarah Palin posted it on her FB page. That could help account for the 32,000+ increase in views.
This is a delightful and wonderfully creative rendition of the “Hallelujah Chorus” like I’ve never seen before. I loved it, and hope you do too.
I think this is in the beginning stage of going viral. And I’m thrilled for Mr. Barthelman’s 5th grade class, in Quinhagak, Alaska.
Update: On YouTube Mr. Barthelman wrote, “…Thank you also for pointing out the apostrophes! I now have a very teachable moment once we start school again. One they will never forget!! I’m just glad I spelled ‘Hallelujah’ correct…”
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