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Happy New Year, Daniel ..

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Submitted by Anne Julienne (Australia), Dec 31, 2016 at 14:53

May 2017 bring a great victory of the light over the dark.

May the war be fought mainly using words, rather than human blood.

May it bring us all into a global brother-and-sisterhood.

May it sound like this ridiculous but magnificent song, conducted by Yutaka Sado, long associate of Leonard Bernstein:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBlQZyTF_LY

If a huge bunch of Japanese can sing a German song with such finely tuned heart and gusto, there must surely be hope enough in this world.

May 2017 bring a great victory of love over hate, of joy over misery.

After which, we can start mucking things up again, as we usually do ...

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I was delighted to receive this link.

I wrote about the phenomenon of 10,000 Japanese in the choir of the Ode to Joy nearly twenty years ago at http://www.danielpipes.org/297/you-need-beethoven-to-modernize and am pleased to add a picture and link to this performance.

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