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Beethoven’s Ninth on a Spanish Plaza (video)

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Let’s make no mistake here; this is a commercial for Banco Sabadell. And, yes, it’s a majestic, highly orchestrated flashmob organized by one of Spain’s largest banking groups. But, when I get an evening email from our founder and host confessing to shedding “happy tears” when watching it, I figure I better check it out. 

Flashmob organizado por Banco SabadellAnd, if you read the comments on YouTube, you’ll see much more of the same sentiment being expressed.

On May 19th at six in the evening, what appeared to be a single, tuxedoed street performer playing a bass for people strolling around Plaça de Sant Roc in Sabadell, Spain (just north of Barcelona) turned into a mass ensemble performing a movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony — including more than 100 musicians and singers from the Orchestra Simfònica del Vallès, Amics de l’Òpera de Sabadell, Coral Belles Arts, and Cor Lieder Camera.

The production is lovely and highly produced, but it’s the fascination and pure joy of the passersby that makes the moment quite magical. Non?

If this doesn’t move you, despite the fact it’s a commercial, I’m not sure we can be friends.

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  4. hashtagadorable reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    This made me smile.
  5. symphonicflower reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    This literally made me cry...gave me massive amounts
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  7. lovetherain314 answered: Wonderful!
  8. olsenross reblogged this from bramblythicket and added:
    Yup.
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  10. thisis27 reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    I will always love FlashMobs.
  11. the-real-quinnis answered: I just had to register to say how gorgeous that was. I don’t care if it was orchestrated, it was really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
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    utterly wonderful! This...most awesome flash mob ever!
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  22. connectinspirit answered: Loved it! Thank you!
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    amazing. i credit...Beethoven’s music,...children for making...
  27. dontmesswithmytreeotps answered: Yes I beilive so myself.I agree that the moment it’s self is quite magical.Because when one person starts it ‘s an opening to a great moment
  28. innumerablefutures reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    BEST. FLASH MOB. EVER. I cried tears of joy.
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  31. dominickbrady said: I teared up. Why? I have no idea. Lovely.
  32. kippkate reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    I’m definitely...‘happy tears’.
  33. bramblythicket reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    How wonderful is this!?
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  35. lilmissanno reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    If this doesn’t move you, despite the fact it’s a commercial, I’m not sure we can be friends.