June 1, 2021

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

“SUNTORY Presents Beethoven's 9th with a Cast of 10,000” is a yearly concert where a choir of 10,000 amateur singers gather together to sing Beethoven's 9th. It is among the largest concerts of its kind and has continued without interruption for 38 years since 1983.

The year 2020 marked the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, that made it impossible to gather and sing in 2020, we are proud to have achieved an amazing fusion of over 10,000 singing videos and a live orchestra performing in perfect harmony.

With the underlying idea of “2020+1,” we intend to produce a concert which will transcend generations, gender, and nationality.

We would like to reach out to people from around the world and to the future. As we look at the year 2020 as a new starting point, we view 2021 as “2020+1” for the Beethoven's 9th with a Cast of 10,000. As such, we wish to invite people from all over the world to join the event in creating a choral work of the 9th Symphony.

You are cordially invited to send a video clip of yourself singing your part of the 9th. The video you will be sending our way will be displayed at the concert to be held on December 5th, 2021 at the Osaka-Jo Hall. The performance will be live-streamed.

We will make an announcement soon on how to post your video clips.
We look forward to seeing you.