Gotta see to believe

It’s amazing what monks with a vow of silence can accomplish.

With a biretta tip to CMR… you might actually LOL.

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  1. Absolutely delightful!

  2. An American Mother says:

    INSTANTLY forwarded to our Music Director.

    I owe him one. We missed Wednesday choir practice before our Advent concert, so Emailed him to ask what the final lineup was.

    He responded “We will open with Sing to the Mountains, followed by Earthen Vessels, then move to Glory and Praise to Our God.”

    After I picked myself up off the office floor, I scrolled down and he revealed the actual lineup (chant, medieval and Renaissance polyphony). Whew! I thought either I had Emailed the “contemporary” “choir” director by mistake, or he’d lost his mind . . . . .

  3. sugrue says:


  4. Jaybirdnbham says:

    Thanks for that good laugh, Father. I needed it today!

  5. TC says:

    Who WERE those hooded monks?

  6. zapman449 says:

    They’re High School students. Still fun though.


  7. TNCath says:

    Excellent! Truly!

  8. Mike Morrow says:

    See this earlier version:

    Video is not all that good, but clearly the later performance was based on this one from “Pine Creek Methodist Church” almost a year earlier.

    There likely have been many earlier versions. Who was the real original genius behind it all?

  9. kat says:

    That is hilarious.
    Thanks for the laugh!

  10. Mike Morrow says:

    Whoops! Wrong URL for early version. Correct is:

  11. Supertradmom says:

    I sent this to many of my friends online. This is hysterical. Thanks so much.

    Happy St. Nicholas’ Day.

  12. Ferde Rombola says:

    Hilarious!! I laughed myself to tears!

  13. Mike Morrow says:

    Then here’s this excellent version, from a year ago at the First Baptist Church in Brinkley, Arkansas:

  14. Mike Morrow says:

    This version is quite well done, from 2007:

    There appears to be a number of other similar performances recorded on YouTube.

  15. irishgirl says:

    I went on ‘Servant and Steward’ [Fr. Daren Zehnle’s blog] and ‘Creative Minority Report’ to watch this…it was hysterical! My eyes kept tearing up, but I couldn’t laugh out loud because I was watching it at the library!

    Very creative, especially with the ‘foot cards’!

    Wonder what Handel would think of this….

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