Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Quint Essentials, "five gentlemen from St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek" sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the San Francisco 49ers preseason game at Candlestick Park on August 22, 2009.

Close harmony, no instruments to accompany, emphasizing parts of the harmony that didn't carry what we usually think of as the tune, the arranged it so differently it was almost a different, and to me better, song and beautiful. I really liked it. The crowd cheered but I didn't know if that was because they liked it too or because the game was about to start.