Most civilised flashmob ever: Singers serenade air travellers with Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah


It is the kind of sudden outbreak of Christmas cheer that miserable travellers stranded at Heathrow airport would appreciate right about now.

A flashmob of more than 100 singers from two local choral societies descended on the terminal at Orlando’s international airport to deliver a spontaneous and rousing rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

A conductor appeared on a first-floor balcony to direct the performance as the singers serenaded passengers amid a sea of suitcases.

Weary travellers were treated to a spontaneous outbreak of singing at Orlando International Airport

Weary travellers were treated to a spontaneous outbreak of singing at Orlando International Airport

Onlookers cheered as more than 100 singers from two local choral societies delivered a rousing rendition of Handel¿s Hallelujah Chorus

Onlookers cheered as more than 100 singers from two local choral societies delivered a rousing rendition of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus

Then when the music ended after the stirring three and a half-minute show, the singers returned to anonymity among the milling hordes, leaving bemused spectators clutching their video cameras and mobile phones as the terminal returned to normal.

Several videos of the performance by members of Orlando’s Messiah Choral Society and Bach Festival Choir appeared on YouTube over the weekend, attracting thousands of hits and numerous positive comments.

The organisers of the flashmob said their aim was simply to 'inject some holiday spirit and alleviate tension as much as possible during a stressful time of year to travel.'

'It really does reduce the anxiety,' airport spokeswoman Caroline Fennell told the Orlando Sentinel.

The organisers of the flashmob said there aim was to 'inject some holiday spirit and alleviate tension as much as possible during a stressful time of year to travel'

The organisers of the flashmob said their aim was to 'inject some holiday spirit and alleviate tension as much as possible during a stressful time of year to travel'

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