This is absolutely stupendous. Ten thousand Japanese singers together in a large indoor arena singing Beethoven. The piece is to honor those who died in the tsunami last year, a very great tragedy.
This is the description on YouTube.
“The performance of “Daiku”, “The Ninth”, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with 10000 (amateur) chorus singers is a Japanese highlight every year in the end of December. Here is the last movement, recorded at the 2011 concert in Osaka, this year dedicated especially to the memory of the victims of the disastrous tsunami in March.”
Absolutely amazing. I would love to know more of the details behind how this performance is organized. Could they have all practiced together? I rather doubt that. And then there is the question of where is the audience? Only on TV? On the far side of the arena?
Wow. A veritable sea of singers.
Sometimes the human spirit and ability to create and perform leaves me speechless.