Yodeling Band Performs ‘Church In The Wildwood’ In Empty Church

A group of musicians showed their unique singing ability with their beautiful rendition of “Church in the Wildwood.”

Music is something that is constantly changing and evolving. Bands and musicians play and tinker with instruments, creating new sounds. They may also combine two distinct, seemingly unrelated genres of music. Other times, musicians may add something new to an old, beloved classic tune, trying to make it their own.  

In a video posted on YouTube, the Hudson Harmony Band, a group of musicians, incorporated an old and rarely heard type of singing, yodeling, into their performance of “Church in the Wildwood.”

The short clip begins with a young woman showing off her impressive vocal skills. She yodels for a few notes, helping to set the tone for what is to come from her and her fellow musicians.

“There’s a church in the valley by the Wildwood
No lovelier place in the dale
No spot is so dear to my childhood
As the little brown church in the dale”

At about the 2-minute mark, there is even more yodeling. But this time, another young woman joins in on the fun. She, like the young woman before her, has been blessed with the ability to sing in an underappreciated way. 

But that’s far from the only thing viewers and listeners get from this delightful performance. The Hudson Harmony Band shows off their stunning harmonies. Several instruments, including a harmonica, also make an appearance in the clip. 

As their performance of “Church in the Wildwood” perfectly illustrates, the Hudson Harmony Band is a supremely talented group of musicians. According to their YouTube channel, the band is made up of six musicians who all play at least five instruments. 

Additionally, their page indicates that they perform a wide variety of music. They can play anything from “toe-tappin’ bluegrass, to majestic classical, to soul-stirring hymns, to lively Cajun, along with a folk tune or two.”

Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

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