Just saw the most amazing performance of Ode to Joy! Flashmobs may be a product of the youtube generation but Seiji Ozawa pulled one way back in 1998. Perfect fusion of Japanese technology and love for classical music!
On a more recent performance, here are 10,000 amateur singers performing the same song in Osaka one year after the Tsunami hit northern Japan. Its dedication matched with the passion the song almost feels like a hand helping up a broken nation!