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article imageVideo: 10 000 sing Beethoven's 'Ode an die Freude' - 'Ode to Joy'

By Anne Sewell     Mar 29, 2012 in Entertainment
Osaka - In a moving tribute to all the victims of the Fukushima disaster, 10 000 amateur chorus singers gave a striking performance of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" in Osaka, Japan.
At the end of every year in Japan a performance of "Daiku" is a moving experience. More so last year, as the singers were sending out a direct dedication in memory of the victims of the disastrous tsunami and nuclear disaster in March 2011.
10 000 amateur chorus singers got together and gave a remarkable and striking performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony in D minor, Op. 125.
The video was recorded at Osaka-Jo Hall and the following participated in this magnificent event:
Keiko Yokoyama, soprano
Masako Teshima, mezzo-soprano
Satoshi Nishimura, tenor
Eijiro Kai, baritone
Choir of the 10 000 from Osaka and Sendai
Suntory Orchestra of the 10 000
Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
Yutaka Sado, conductor
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