23 Mar 2019

Leonard COHEN arr Lawson: Hallelujah

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 23 March 2019
Inspirare at St Mary of the Angels, Wellington

Inspirare at St Mary of the Angels, Wellington Photo: Gareth Jesse White

Hallelujah is perhaps Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen's most famous song, first recorded by him in 1984. Although the song wasn’t a great success initially for Cohen, it received greater acclaim through recordings by John Cale and Jeff Buckley.

After Hallelujah featured in the 2001 film ‘Shrek’ its popularity rocketed and the song now exists in over 300 versions and arrangements.

This arrangement was made for the King’s Singers by Philip Lawson.

Recorded 23 March 2019, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul by RNZ Concert

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Darryl Stack