I've just watched this on a Sunday afternoon and rediscovered the meaning of sabbath:
The gift of life celebrated by celebrating the joy of humanity.
Eyes lifted above the mundane towards the future and our least selfish hopes
Voices raised together in praise, supplication and self-offering to that which is greater than us.
The renewal of hope by the eclipse of cynicism.
The sifting of our emotions and the repristination of our desires.
The costliness of excellence by disciplined gifts offered in the service of others.
Harmony of voice, vision and purpose in realising our greatest longings as human beings.
The performance of Beethoven's Ode to Joy here is, I use the word advisedly, awesome. And as an Advent connoiseur I resist the showy, the superfluous, the trivial and as much as I can of the consumerist sideshows. But this film clip performs on an Isaianic scale. Heaven.