When Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the famous words "Sing, rejoice" attaches, it does not succumb to the illusion rarely willing to float. The intoxicating happiness of this choir, his infectious optimism seem limitless. This choir sings of hope, not of been an accomplished redemption. John Neumeier says, "Salvation is not completed, it is to always develop new. Once the music for, Sing, frohlocket' choir is heard, and that is the miracle of Bach's music, in us, a flame is kindled, which takes the idea of ??joy to shine. When the music ends, spreads silence again, and we had a dip in our lives on earth. "
In 2007 Hamburg's ballet director choreographed with overwhelming success first for the Theater an der Wien, the first three parts of the Christmas Oratorio, in which Bach lifting and lowering of the human mind retraces so impressive and the vicissitudes of faith brings vividly to the blades. 2013 he worked on. For Neumeier, it is important that it created two different, equally ballets: "The opus number of the first three parts in my catalog of works other than that of the entire Christmas Oratorio. What we bring out now, is actually the premiere of a new, from Bach's six cantatas existing plant. "This is at the Theater an der Wien now the continuation of the work to see that Neumeier has started with the premiere of the first version here in 2007.