Epic Christmas Flash Mob at MFA Boston


On December 14 students from Berklee College of Music and assorted Bostonian musicians stormed the interior courtyard of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, surprising hundreds of art-lovers with an unannounced rendition of “O Holy Night.” While some will no doubt take exception to a publicly funded museum staging a recitation of a Christmas song, not to mention an exceptionally Christian one, we recommend also taking a few minutes to watch footage of the flash mob. Well, OK, it’s more of an impromptu concert than a straight-up flash mob, but it’s quite rousing nevertheless.

On the grand spectrum of museum flash mobs, this ranks below the Rijksmuseum‘s amazing staging of Rembrandt‘s “Night Watch” in a crowded mall, but well above the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago‘s lackluster “Harlem Shake” video.

Watch the MFA Boston’s Christmas flash mob:

— Benjamin Sutton (@bhsutton)

(Image: YouTube screengrab.)