A year ago, pianist Tamar Halperin and her husband Andreas Scholl took out a keyboard and a voice to see how many New Yorkers knew Schubert’s Ave Maria.
She writes: ‘Most people shook their heads and walked on. Other people looked annoyed and walked on. And then there were those, who quickly fixed their hair, smiled from ear to ear, and sang “Ave Maria” at the top of their lungs.’
There’s only one voice on the vid, however.