This might be the most passionate classical cover of the iconic song we’ve heard. Among the many losses from the world of entertainment during 2016, in November we lost the inspiring singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.
In tribute, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has released a stunning recording of Cohen’s world-renowned track ‘Hallelujah’. The piece was performed at last night’s BAFTA Awards in memory of the many talented people we lost last year:
In the music video below, the talented 17-year-old cellist performs the arrangement by film composer Tom Hodge alongside a chamber group in the famous Abbey Road Studios.
And if you want to listen to this recording again, you can download Sheku’s debut EP release here or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or check out his website.
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Source: Classic FM