This is off the beaten path, just something nice for us to enjoy.
A few years back my wife and I had a chance to see the Colorado Symphony perform Beethoven’s Ninth Choral Symphony, Ode to Joy. My wife has long loved classical music and in our twenty-one years together she has watched me move closer and closer to it, to her delight. That performance that day was so rich, so well performed, that when it was over the house exploded, genuine cheers and shouts of appreciation as I have never experienced before. No rock concert can come close.
We are going back to see it performed again in a couple of weeks. I am pumped. In the meantime I ran across the video that follows beneath the fold, “10000 singing Beethoven – Ode an die Freude_Ode to Joy.” I know nothing about it, but with over 8 million views, no doubt readers here are familiar and can fill me in.
Enjoy, and if you are short of time, cheat and jump ahead to minute six leading up to that part of the movement where the conductor jumps out of his suit. The same thing happened with the Colorado Symphony.