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Sanity Break: 10,000 member choir sings Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’

By David Ferguson
Friday, February 24, 2012 9:58 EDT
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In this video from Osaka, Japan, a 10,000 member amateur choir performs the “Ode to Joy” section of Beethoven’s Symphony Number Nine. The concert is an annual event, but this year’s performance — recorded in late December 2011 — was dedicated to the victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The video, embedded via YouTube, is below:

Hat tip to Greg Mitchell of The Nation for the link.

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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