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Invitation to the "SUNTORY Presents Beethoven's 9th with a Cast of 10,000"

This year is our 40th anniversary.

Let's sing and make the world happy!
Connecting the voices of each singer, the world's largest 9th choral video will be transmitted from Osaka-jo Hall, Japan under the conduct of General Director Yutaka Sado.

Show your smile onstage! Join “Remote Viewing”.

By using the web conferencing app “Cisco Webex”, we will connect the World in real time. We will call out to you from Osaka-Jo Hall (Japan). Please clap and wave your hands.
The event will begin at 4:10 p.m. Japan time on December 4th.

Entry requisites:


  • 1.
    “Test Connection” in advance.
  • 2.
    To have an access device such as a personal computer with camera and micro-phone, smartphone or tablet.
  • 3.
    To agree to MBS’s terms of use.
    • If the number of remote viewers reaches 1,000, applications will be closed. Thereafter, please enjoy watching the live streaming on Youtube. It will be shown below.
  • Please download the app “Cisco Webex”in advance.
    • If you are unable to download the app, you can also watch it on your web browser.

    Meet at 4:10 pm Japan time!

    To participate, please proceed to the Terms of Use.

Important Points to Note:

  • There is no participation fee.
  • We will not reply to any inquiries about individual internet connections.
  • Be sure to turn on the camera on your device as the participating remote viewers will be shown on the large video screen set up inside the Osaka-Jo Hall.
  • We will turn off the microphone on your device to ensure the concert is conducted smoothly.
  • Applications will close after 1,000 applicants are entered on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Make your appearance from the chest up.
  • During the performance, follow the instructions of the event staff, including without limitation hand waving and applause.
  • Please acknowledge that your image appearing on the screen of your device will appear on the screens of the other remote viewers’ devices.
  • No excessive costumes are permitted such as cosplay or mask costumes.
  • In order to follow social distancing protocol, make an appearance alone or at most you may include your family members living in the same dwelling.
  • Please be mindful that any other person or people are not visible in your remote video without his, her or their prior permission. Also objects that show any person’s identity or likeness should not be visible.
  • If you are under the age of 20, please obtain the consent of a parent or guardian before your application.
  • MBS will have sole discretion whether or not to select your remote video from among all the participants’ videos for exhibition on the large video screen, broadcasting, or internet streaming. If yours is selected, you acknowledge that MBS will further have sole discretion, among other things, to decide when and how it is to be used and for how long according to its criteria. You further acknowledge that MBS will not reply to any inquiries regarding the criteria for any such judgment.

Test Connection:

Please “Test Connection” in advance.
If you are testing from a smartphone, you may be asked to allow access to the microphone and camera. If you select "No", the connection will not work properly, so please select "Yes" or enable the microphone and camera access in the "Cisco Webex" app.
Check out the instructions.

About 2021

We are proud to have achieved an amazing fusion of 14,215 singing videos and a live orchestra performing in perfect harmony

About "SUNTORY Presents Beethoven's 9th with a Cast of 10,000"

Every year in early December, 10,000 chorus members gather at the Osaka-Jo Hall to sing Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy". It is one of the largest concerts of its kind and has continued for 38 years since 1983 without interruption.
The General Director and Conductor Yutaka Sado is a world-renowned conductor who has served as Music Director of the Tonkünstler Orchestra, Austria's oldest orchestra with over 110 years of history, since 2015.

In addition to Japanese choirs, international participants from all over the world including Germany, Austria, USA, Korea and others have been taking part in this annual concert over the years.

Suntory Holdings Limited is one of the global leading beverage companies and has been the official main sponsor of the concert since its beginning in 1983.

Sing a passage
from Beethoven's 9th.

Please Post your Singing Video!

The application period is Extended!
2022.7.15 (Fri) - 12.15 (Thu)

Creating a "Choir of over 10,000 people"
that transcends Generation, Gender, and Nationality.

Important Points to Note:

  • Adjust your smartphone vertically

  • Sing alone

  • Use earphones

  • Sing along with "Model Videos"

  • Check your Video before posting

  • Participation is free

  • To follow social distancing protocol, please take your video on your own
  • Be sure to adjust your smartphone vertically while shooting.
  • Take a selfie from the chest up while singing.
  • To follow social distancing protocol, you can video yourself singing alone.
  • Please be mindful to show only yourself alone in the video. Objects that show any person’s identity or likeness should not be visible.
  • Listen to Beethoven’s 9th model video on headphones and record your singing voice only, and make sure it’s only a video of your singing voice that has been recorded.
  • No excessive costumes are permitted such as cosplay or mask costumes.
  • There is no limit on the number of videos you may enter even if you sing the same part and same block.
  • If you are or the video shot of the person is under the age of 20, please obtain the consent of a parent or guardian before entering it.
  • We will decide at our sole discretion whether or not to select your video from among all the videos submitted by all the candidates including you. We will also decide at our sole discretion, among other things, to determine when and how it is to be used and for how long. We will not reply to any inquiries regarding the criteria for our judgment.

Models & Posting

Choose your part.

Soprano M 543 bars

Model Video

Post

Alto M 543 bars

Model Video

Post

Tenor M 543 bars

Model Video

Post

Bass M 543 bars

Model Video

Post

We will Live-Stream
on our YouTube channel
on December 4 at 4:10 p.m.(JST).

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