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.