Choir 'flash mob' thrills Gympie

YOU never know what's going to pop up out of the blue at Centro Gympie.

Unsuspecting shoppers were treated to a lovely surprise on Saturday, December 10,  when about 65 members of the Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir travelled to Gympie for a random Christmas show.

Dressed as ordinary customers, they enjoyed the gentle carols played by the pianist over a bite to eat. Then at 12.25pm the piano was switched to organ  and the chords were struck to start Hallelujah Chorus.

At first customers were surprised when  a woman rocking a pram started singing before she was suddenly joined by three choir members posing as cleaners.

From there it became a steady process as more choir members sprang up from their seats to join in - even going so far as to stand on tables and chairs.

The song was so powerful, it gave goose bumps to nearly all in earshot, while others had tears of delight streaming down their faces.

The performance certainly has become a talking point by those who witnessed it and many had their phones out recording the performance. It appears anything can happen this Christmas at Centro Gympie.

Gympie Times


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