More than 100 voices and a full orchestra will bring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, with its iconic “Ode to Joy,” to life in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, March 18. Soloists from the Academy of Vocal Arts will be featured.

The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and Symphony C perform in this season’s Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica series.

Also on the bill is the world premiere of Caroline Shaw’s “Seven Joys,” featuring brass and large chorus.

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