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WATCH: Medieval Icelandic hymn resounds in German train station

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 10/10/16

The singing group, one with a beer in hand, just couldn't help themselves

Imagine hearing the voices of what sounds like an angelic choir the next time you’re in a busy train station. Only the people with the pipes are dressed in casual clothes, standing in a semi-circle, one drinking beer and another barefoot.

That’s what commuters and travelers saw and heard here when the  Icelandic folk group Árstíðir were making their way back to their hotel after finishing a concert in Wuppertal, Germany. Struck by the Wuppertal Hauptbahnhof station’s incredible acoustics, with its cathedral-like architecture, the group of six couldn’t help but break into song. Passersby stuck around to listen to the ancient hymn called called “Heyr himna smiður,” which dates to around 1208.

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