I love the ending of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, especially the Ode to Joy. And this flash mob performance of the Ode to Joy is itself full of joy. Fantastico!
Banco Sabadell organized the flash mob in 2012: This is the flashmob that we arranged as a final culmination with the participation of 100 people from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Lieder, Amics de l’Òpera and Coral Belles Arts choirs.
I love all the little children who dance with joy in this performance.
I love the ending of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, especially the Ode to Joy. And this flash mob performance of the Ode to Joy is itself full of joy. Fantastico! Click To Tweet
And here is another version of the Ode to Joy performed as a flash mob in Nürnberg, Germany in 2014. It was organized by Evenord-Bank Eg-KG: Many thanks to all the members of the Hans-Sachs-Choir and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nuremberg who took up our idea enthusiastically and performed it so well at the Lorenzkirche in Nuremberg on the 14th of June 2014!
It would be my greatest pleasure to be present at one of these flash mobs performing the Ode to Joy.
And here’s one more flash mob performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. This one commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first performance of the symphony in Asia.
The flash mob “Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9” was performed at Omotesando Hills, Shibuya, Tokyo, on September 13, 2016, by the Tokushima Kinen Orchestra and Musashino Chorus.
The Wayzata Symphony Orchestra and the Edina Chorale performed a flash mob performance of Beethoven’s Ode To Joy on November 16, 2015 at the IDS Crystal Court in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Beethoven was an incredible composer. And amazingly he composed his 9th Symphony when he was nearly completely deaf! Click To Tweet
Beethoven was an incredible composer. And amazingly he composed his 9th Symphony when he was nearly completely deaf!
Ode to Joy was written in 1785 by German poet Friedrich Schiller. Here is the chorus featured in the 9th Symphony:
Joy, beautiful spark of the Gods
Daughter from Elysium,
We enter, drunk with fire,
Heavenly One, thy sanctuary!
Thy magic reunites those
Whom stern custom has parted;
All people will become brothers,
Under thy gentle wing.
See also “A Song of Joy” sung by Miguel Rios, a major hit in 1970.