Toronto Choir Performs Stunning Tribute To David Bowie At AGO

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Since the news of David Bowie's death broke last week, tributes to the musician have appeared all around the world.

And call us biased, but we think one of the best ones was performed right here in Toronto.

Led by Choir! Choir! Choir! (the open-to-the-public group who recently did an excellent rendition of Justin Bieber's "Sorry"), 500 people gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) to perform Bowie's "Space Oddity" to stunning effect.

The impromptu event that "broke the [AGO's] website" when tickets went on sale ($10 for members; $12 for non-members), resulted in a video that depicts people of all ages and singing skill levels coming together with this one song.

The space was especially poignant, given that the gallery hosted an exhibit honouring the musician and artist less than two years ago, drawing massive crowds and demonstrating just how far the love for Bowie spread.

As senior editor Joshua Ostroff wrote at the time, "The thing about Bowie is he manages to be a cult and massively popular at the same time, which is quite a difficult thing to pull off, so we think we're in a very select club, but actually we're in an enormous club."

According to the AGO, the group did three takes of the song — and we're sure they would have been happy to do more.

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