The Virginia Gentlemen, the oldest a cappella group at the University of Virginia, showcased their musical prowess with a captivating rendition of Leonard Cohen’s 1980s classic, “Hallelujah.”
In a performance that highlighted the unparalleled beauty of the human voice, approximately two dozen men on risers provided a harmonious background, while one member stepped forward to deliver a solo rendition of the entire song. Another member joined in at different intervals, creating a dynamic and emotionally resonant performance.
The power of the human voice, considered the most beautiful instrument created by God, was evident as The Virginia Gentlemen moved the entire auditorium. As the 4-and-a-half-minute clip concluded, the audience erupted in a thunderous round of applause and cheers, appreciating the group’s inspired musicality.
Notably, The Virginia Gentlemen’s rich history includes performances around the globe, from Australia to China, and in front of esteemed figures such as former U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and the former governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell.