It takes a big voice to sing this big hymn.
This recording comes from 1978, during a Christmas concert at Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal. The video opens to a shot of the massive altar with its beautiful ornamentation and majestic ceilings. Note that Pavarotti’s voice fills the church without a microphone. Imagine how strong a voice must be not only to fill a hall that large, but also to pierce through an entire orchestra without the aid of technology.
His tenor voice soared with rare agility. Lithe yet powerful, Pavarotti could literally sing anything. Why not take a break from your Christmas duties and spend three glorious minutes marveling at the gift with which God blessed the greatest of the Three Tenors.