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Hundreds Of People Came Together For This Moving "Space Oddity" Tribute To David Bowie

"Goodbye Star Man."

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Hundreds of people came together in Toronto to perform a beautiful rendition of "Space Oddity" in honour of David Bowie.

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The sing-along was organized by Choir! Choir! Choir!, a drop-in choir that anyone can join during one of its weekly meet-ups. Normally the group sings in the back room of a bar, but for the Bowie performance they teamed up with the Art Gallery of Ontario so they could fit all the singers in one place.

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Choir! Choir! Choir!'s weekly events get 150 to 200 participants, after which a video of the performance is put online. But organizers knew they'd need more space for the Bowie tribute, which ended up getting about 550 participants.

The whole thing came together in less than a week, said Nobu Adilman, one of the co-founders of Choir! Choir! Choir!

Here's what it was like inside the museum's Walker Court when hundreds of voices sang Bowie's iconic space anthem.

"The feeling in Walker Court was very raw and powerful," Adilman told BuzzFeed Canada.

"I think the grandeur of the space, the power of 'Space Oddity,' 550 voices feeling the loss of David Bowie, all contribute to a really emotional video."

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Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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