The Witcher this, The Witcher that, The Witcher is everywhere. There are a number of fun witchy things coming out the woodwork since the release of the TV show staring Henry Cavill. Despite the show being in English, and the original Witcher lore hailing from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, it’s the Russians who have had a spirited response in the form of song.
‘Toss a Coin to your Witcher’ is a song featured in the TV series as a fun little ditty, but it also acts as a way Geralt becomes something of a legend and less of an outcast. As famous as a man in a medieval setting may be. Although the song’s appearance is relatively brief, its impact has been felt the world over, all the way to this Russian choir.
Omsk Philharmonic posted a video of their choir performing a rather impressive version of The Witcher’s song. Backing vocals, costumes, and a lead singer that Jaskier would envy the talent of, the performance is something to behold.
Take a look at the choir in action below:
💣Друзья, вы точно слышали об этой теме #ведьмакузаплатитечеканноймонетой 🔊Мы с @omsk_choir сняли свою версию! Хотим попасть на @1tvru_news 💥Просим вас поддержать нас! Ставьте ❤️, делайте репосты и отмечайте @urgantcom#омичувсепоплечу #TheWitcher pic.twitter.com/k1JMYv1Inc
— Омская филармония (@om_fil) January 1, 2020
Brings a tear to my eye, and takes a coin from my purse. Maybe there’s a full-length version on the way. But if you can’t wait to hear the whole tune, some clever fans have modded the song into The Witcher 1, while others have spent their time putting Henry Cavill’s face on Geralt.
Oh, and by the way, if you aren’t convinced that PC is the place to be, ask Henry Cavill. He’ll set you right.