Heartwarming A Capella Performance Of "Mary Did You Know?" From Pentatonix
Nov 29, 2021 by apost team
Pentatonix, the Grammy award-winning a capella group, is widely known for producing eerie and highly artistic videos; their work often seems to appear out of nowhere on YouTube. Pentatonix is an American a capella group that has been winning the hearts of music lovers from around the world since 2011. That's when they won NBC's "The Sing-Off," demonstrating that the group is a master of covers.
In fact, they covered Great Big World's hit Say Something in 2014, and almost immediately, the YouTube video gained nearly 30 million views. By 2016, the video had nearly 60 million enthusiastic views.
Pentatonix is currently made up of Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee. Matt replaced Avi Kaplan after he left to strike out on his own in 2017. Despite the group's change in personnel, these five vocalists are still amazing when it comes to recording different songs with their beautiful harmonies. Ask yourself: What other group can combine basslines, beatboxing, percussion and riffing together the way that they can?
This talented a capella group continually catches the attention of millions of listeners across the globe when they cover Christmas classics, contemporary pop and other hits. The group released their debut album in 2012 and quickly followed it up with their very first Christmas album. Since then, Pentatonix has become one of the most established groups in pop music, putting their own spin on previously recorded tracks as well as creating some of their own original songs. Among their many covers is a moving rendition of "Mary Did You Know?" from Mark Lowry.
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The group Pentatonix has brought their fans a complete album of holiday cheer with their album A Pentatonix Christmas. Chock-full of everyone's favorite holiday songs, this stunning album is sung in deep, a capella harmony. It is bound to be a new holiday tradition for many. The fact that Pentatonix's Christmas songs bring joy to many of their listeners is easily proven by the fact that the group has since released several more Christmas-themed albums.
The huge impact they have had on the way people listen to holiday music is evident from these albums. "That's Christmas to Me," "A Pentatonix Christmas," and "We Need a Little Christmas" are three full-length albums dedicated to the holiday cheer. They also released a holiday compilation album titled "The Best of Pentatonix Christmas" that features all their most beloved and famous wintertime songs. Their "Mary Did You Know?" cover is the sixth track on their second Christmas album, "That's Christmas to Me."
"Mary Did You Know?" is a modern-day Christmas song that is sure to become a classic, sung for generations to come. It was written by Mark Lowry in 1984 and first recorded in 1991 by Michael English. The song has been covered by many groups over the years, but the haunting rendition by the a capella group Pentatonix is like no other.
It took Mark Lowry seven years to perfect the lyrics to this song. The idea first came to Lowry when he was working on a Christmas show for Jerry Fallwell. He started to think about what Mary must have felt and thought when an angel told her she was going to give birth to God's son, as reported here at Songfacts.com.
He came up with some questions she may have asked or wanted to ask, and these eventually became the lyrics to this beloved song that has touched so many hearts. Once you hear Pentatonix's cover, your heart will be touched as well.
The lyrics involve asking Mary if she knows of the many incredible feats that one day her son Jesus will perform, such as bringing sight to a blind man and going on to lead large groups of people.
Some of the last questions Mary is asked by the singer, as also sung by Pentatonix, are:
"Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect lamb?
That sleeping child you're holding is the great I Am"
The simple and yet elegant music video to their a capella song features Pentatonix standing in a natural rock formation, holding candles. Even more candles are arranged around the group, forming a simple but stunning backdrop to their voices.
Throughout the song, the singer's faces are put into focus. There are no flashy added effects or anything else; the attention rests solely on the wonderful performance we are given. Merely by changing the camera angle does the background change in order to create a wonderful, halo-like effect of natural sunlight behind the performers. Pentatonix does not need any more special effects; their voices are already special enough.
Looking for a new way to add the Christian spirit back into Christmas? Consider spreading the word about this incredible cover of an incredible song.