Handel’s Messiah, Auto-Tuned

In an effort to make Handel’s “Messiah” more accessible to a younger audience, Grant Woolard recorded this auto-tuned version of the “7th Chorus.” Enjoy!

A 4-Star Rating

Want to launch your own blog or upgrade to self-hosted WordPress? Watch my free, twenty-minute screencast. I show you exactly how to do it. You don’t need any technical knowledge. Click here to get started.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are snarky, offensive, or off-topic. If in doubt, read My Comments Policy.

  • http://twitter.com/doughibbard Doug Hibbard

    Also known as what happens if the Chipmunks sing the classics. Wow. Listening to that was interesting. Watching it, not so much.

  • Mpenman

    Very clever! Loved it!

  • Omar Hamada

    Um. Ok.

  • Omar Hamada

    Um. Ok.

  • Gary

    Is it true that Michael Hyatt will be doing this with the Hallelujah Chorus to commemorate Handel’s 326 birthday this week? I think all of us would like that even better

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I’m so tempted!

  • Thoexter

    I’m sure God will forgive him. Not sure about Handel… and I’m working on it. ;-D

  • http://www.goodbooksforyoungsouls.blogspot.com Wendyb

    I kind of get it, but I think most teens could appreciate THE MESSIAH at a live concert.
    Especially if you show them this first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFCeJTEzNU

    Enjoy! It’s epic. (has almost 7 million views!)

    • http://jhwist.tumblr.com/ Henrik Wist

      Wow, thanks for sharing that one. Epic indeed.

  • MandyThompson

    That was so …strange.

  • Forrest Long

    Why toy with perfection? This didn’t do anything for me. I didn’t see any humor in it. Don’t ‘dumb down’ a piece of music like “The Messiah” to make it culturally relevent. Let the younger audience be raised up to the level of this music. Give them the real thing!

  • TNeal

    Interesting style. Whether you enjoy the style or not, the message comes through with great clarity–”And He shall purify…” Thanks for giving me something to think about as I procrastinate from my writing duties.

  • http://twitter.com/burlw Burl Walker

    I keep waiting for someone to scream “AAALVIN!”

  • http://twitter.com/ThatGuyKC K.C. Pro

    That is awesome! Thank you for sharing. Have you seen anything by Mike Tompkins? Incredible.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      No, I haven’t. I will have to check him out. Thanks.

  • http://mypeaceandjoy.wordpress.com/ Sarah

    That was great and I’ll be showing it to my kids right after I post this comment. They will love the activity in the video because it is entertaining, and I love it because it helps them to “see” the different voices/sounds/melodies that otherwise just become one big noise.

  • http://www.thepoint-leah.blogspot.com Leah Adams

    I guess it appeals to an audience younger than 46. I just kept thinking that there must be drugs for whatever was ailing that kid. Eye, yi, yi.

  • http://twitter.com/ReekersResearch Reekers Research

    That was different but interesting.

  • Kwbrayton

    Like the goat in the insurance commercial, “Naaa-naaa-naaa”. Is there a NOT Like on FB?

  • Timothy Fish

    That is just weird. He must have a very low opinion of young people’s tastes.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      I just thought it was creative. Anyone can listen to the original at any time. It doesn’t replace it.

  • Pingback: Handel’s Messiah Gets Auto-Tuned | ChurchCrunch

  • http://refreshmentrefuge.blogspot.com/ Gina Burgess

    What a hoot! And yet, it is so true. When I went to a women’s conference several years ago, the screen flashed five minutes of the names of God. Reading them sent chills all over me and I began to cry… but, 19,000 women were chattering and paying no attention. We say we are pure, yet the world encroaches and we embrace it. Thank goodness, Jesus’ blood is what really counts.

    • Deborah

      I tend to become distracted by those who are distracted in these settings.
      God is teaching me to focus more on Him, but it seems I have to re-learn it every time.
      Process leads to progress.

  • Deborah

    Hysterical.

    What I noted was the distraction in each frame.
    This appears to be a by-product of our laser fast, nulti-tasking world.

  • http://jhwist.tumblr.com/ Henrik Wist

    Um, ok. I still prefer the original.
    Speaking of it, the Messiah is the most demanding piece I have ever participated in (orchestra). I was physically (and emotionally) exhausted.

  • http://peterpollock.com Peter P

    That was pretty awesome :-)

    I feel sorry for people who need music to be modified to be able to ‘reach’ them.

    I have very eclectic and wide ranging musical tastes. I’m as comfortable at the opera as I am at a rave, as comfortable at a rock concert as at a performance of Mozart.

    I guess I’m just lucky because it means I can appreciate this AND appreciate it performed as written.

    Thanks for sharing it!

  • http://twitter.com/slumbersixcon Joe Lalonde

    I listened and was not impressed. I give him credit though for doing something different with the song.

  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    It was so creative. Thanks Mike for sharing it.

  • http://www.undividedheart.blogspot.com Ben Wall

    Michael, have you seen the “Best of Youtube” podcasts? They are awesome!! bw

    • http://michaelhyatt.com Michael Hyatt

      No, I keep meaning to check that out.

  • Suzan Hayden

    Absolutely Brilliant!!!! I was a classical singer before becoming an Astrologer. Grant needs to get more attention. Maybe he should do a special lecture at grade schools. It will bring young people in. LOVE IT.
    Your friendly Astrologer,
    Suzan Hayden