Singing in a Stairwell
Smile for a Saturday
One of the most amazing things about the human voice is it is a musical instrument that you can take anywhere… including a stairwell, where the acoustics are apparently pretty darn good.
We came across this video from the quartet the Kings Return a while back, and whenever we are in need of a smile, we return to this pitch-perfect blending of voices for warmth and inspiration. It is a version of the hymn Ubi Caritas. The music is courtesy of the contemporary Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo, who summons forth the style of Gregorian chants. In other words, it’s a blending of musical expression centuries in the making - another reminder that music is timeless, universal, and transporting.
We hope you enjoy, and that it brings a smile to your Saturday.