Tourists visiting Colonial Williamsburg got an unexpected treat on Tuesday.
After a historical reenactment from revolutionary days, an apparent tourist at the back of the audience broke out in song. Then another tourist joined him. Then another.
Before you knew it, there was an entire choir singing a patriotic ditty.
Actually it was an entire choir…the Mormon Tabernacle Choir staged the performance, flash-mob style.
They are on an East Coast swing and including a stop in the Colonial Capitol.
The crowd was asked to join in and sing “Yankee Doodle,” unaware they were singing with the world-famour choir.
Colonial Williamsburg filmed it all and posted the performance on YouTube. The choir gets going at about 3:30 during the clip.
The Daily Press also has a report.