Beethoven’s final symphony is also his most powerful – a manifesto for social change, political upheaval and the limitless possibilities of human artistic expression.

Mark the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony with a signature memorised presentation and performance from Aurora Orchestra and Nicholas Collon, in collaboration with the BBC Singers, the National Youth Choir (18-25 Years), Actor Rhiannon May and Actor/BSL Interpreter Thomas Simper.

A celebration of joy and hope composed in the midst of hearing loss, illness and personal tragedy, this Prom is a bold, brilliant take on Beethoven’s symphonic journey from brutality to the uplifting embrace of love.

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Broadcast on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer this season.