The iconic ballad by Leonard Cohen a cappella – with six celebrity guest singers!
On September 23rd, shortly before starting a Europe tour with Orphaned Land (IL), the Berlin based Hard-Choir Stimmgewalt will releases a Maxi-CD titled “Hallelujah”. It contains six versions of Cohen’s classic with lead vocals sung by six well-known soloists, namely Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Dianne van Giersbergen (Xandria), Sly (Van Canto), Luci van Org (Meystersinger), Nina Jiers (Neopera) and Jessica Thierjung (Lyriel). Each singer was given the liberty to interpret the song completely according to their own wishes and musical style, which lead to the wide variety of interpretations found on this CD, all accompanied by the sacral sounds of the Stimmgewalt choir. You can hear six completely inimitable ballads – each one guarantees goosebumps!
The CD also includes a version of the song in which all soloists join together, as well as a remix by Luci Van Org. Stimmgewalt adds “The Irish Ballad” by Tom Lehrer as a bonus track.