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The Courthouse Metro station hosts a rider's haunting song

February 27, 2012 - 10:39 AM
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You've heard the tale of Joshua Bell playing classical violin at a Metro station, which illustrated that our transit is no stranger to beautiful music even if riders often pass it by. Now hear the striking sounds of another young man's singing.

One WMATA rider made a joyful noise not long ago on a D.C. Metro station. Over the weekend the following video emerged from what appears to be the Courthouse station in Arlington, Northern Virginia. The singer stands in place alone in the tunnel leading down to the platform and needs no accompanying instruments. His natural pipes are music enough. But beware, singer — that bottle of water visible in your jacket is forbidden in the Metro system. Hear a short clip of the haunting voice echo through the Metro chambers here:

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