In today’s world, surprising people has become quite trendy.

With the internet and mobile phones at our fingertips, it’s no wonder that elaborate surprises are often orchestrated to capture unsuspecting strangers’ reactions.

Occasionally, however, a surprise is so beautiful that words can’t fully capture its essence.

Without the audience’s knowledge, a lone musician was performing in the middle of a plaza. This all took place in Sabadell, Spain.
Strangers gathered around as the man waited with his instrument.

He wore a tuxedo and had a hat out for collecting money.

The first person to approach and drop a coin in his hat was a small girl.

As he began playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” she watched in amazement.

Soon, another woman navigated through the crowd, sitting nearby to join the performance with her own stringed instrument.

More people paused to enjoy the duet serenading the crowd.

However, no one realized this was just the beginning of a breathtaking spectacle that would unfold in Placa de Sant Roc.

Suddenly, more musicians began to appear in the square.

At first, there were only a few, but soon a flood of musicians arrived.

In no time, a 100-person orchestra had formed, with musicians playing everything from wind instruments to violins.

Banco Sabadell, a Spanish bank, organized this flash mob to celebrate its 130th anniversary. Members from Lieder, Amics de la Pera, Vallès Symphony Orchestra, and Coral Belles Arts choirs all participated.
People began recording the extraordinary performance with their cameras. A conductor emerged to lead the musicians, whose glorious music filled the air.

The scene became even more captivating when a chorus of voices started singing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9.
Some people listened silently, while others sang along.

Children danced and played to the music.

Everyone witnessed an event known to give chills and move people to tears.