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.


Reminds me of the ‘brass band’ at the Landesposaunentag in Ulm I participated in many years go, where over 8,000 trumpet players come together on the plaza in front of the Ulmer Münster to play together.