A Chick-fil-A in Nashville, Tennessee, was filled with a flash mob of over 60 male a cappella singers who belted out a gospel song for fellow patrons at the fast-food restaurant.
Chris Armstead, who was with the group of singers, told Fox 5 that the singers came from all over the world, as they were all attending a religious conference in the area when they decided to bring their talents over to the nearby restaurant.
The flash mob vocalists broke up into groups based on their voice parts, and each group has at least one tenor, baritone and bass. Armstead said everyone strategically sat at tables with their groups.
“The first group, including the leader, began the flash mob by standing up to start the song at their table, and then the other groups stood in succession at their tables/booths to join into the song at predefined times until all 60-plus guys were singing the song,” Armstead said.
Soon enough, nearly everyone in the restaurant joined in. Armstead said it wasn’t just the trained a cappella singers taking part, some of the customers and employees, too, had joined in to sing when they recognized the song.
Everyone stood on their feet, either singing, clapping along, or just watching the scene unfold. And at the end of the song—a harmony-packed rendition of Hezekiah Walker’s “Every Praise”—the room fills with applause.
Armstead said singers attend the Worship Leader Institute conference to “share new, progressive, and relevant a cappella worship music” with experts from around the world. “It’s an exciting, encouraging, and very diverse experience,” Armstead told CBS News.
Armstead, a worship minister at East Cobb Church of Christ in Marietta, Georgia, said everyone who attends the conference is also a worship minister who leads their congregation in song, he added. “All these vocalists are very talented and lead for their individual congregations.”