The Maccabeats Have Released A ‘Les Misérables, A Passover Story’ [Video]

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0

The Jewish a capella group The Maccabeats has co-opted the hit musical and movie Les Miserables to tell the story of Passover.

This year’s film adaptation of the classic theatrical masterpiece Les Misérables afforded us the perfect opportunity.”  – The Maccabeats stated in a press release.  “Les Mis, which has always been a Maccabeats  favorite, tells the story of one man’s search for freedom, salvation, and himself.  As such,  we found its  now-famous melodies and lyrics to be a wholly appropriate avenue for creatively retelling the story of the children of Israel’s journey from slavery in Egypt to nationhood under G-d” .

Video clip posted  Tuesday, as of  Wednesday evening  had garnered already more than 115,000 views.  This and all Maccabeats music is recorded a cappella.

Originally formed in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s student vocal group, the Maccabeats have recently emerged as both Jewish music and a cappella phenomena,  with a large fanbase, more than 10 million views on YouTube, numerous TV appearances, and proven success with two albums, 2010′s Voices From The Heights and 2012′s Out Of The Box.


COMMENTS ON THIS POST
 


Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Facebook0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0