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.)