TRANS-SIBERIAN  ORCHESTRA
I discovered Trans-Siberian Orchestra three years ago, in 2003, just after moving to Amarillo.  Far too late to get tickets; TSO regularly sold out in Amarillo on the first day tickets were available.  I have been able to see them every year since, and their show is extremely powerful - the music, the lights, but most of all the message...

TSO is somewhat of a contradiction - how can such monster music and glitzy special effects help get down to the essence of Christmas?  But what they offer nelps you unwrap the layers of shopping lists, baking, parties, decorations, and other must-do's to find the universal message - that we are all capable of being angels or Santa and bring the love and hope of the arrival of the Christ child to others.  That on Christmas Eve, all things are possible.
TSO was conceived of by Paul O'Neill, and the core writing group includes O'Neill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva.  They sought out the best musicians from the worlds of rock, classical, Broadway, and the R&B worlds to bring the music to life.  The musicians change from year to year, but the quality is always there.

You can find much more information on the TSO website: 
http://www.trans-siberian.com/
Albums
Christmas Eve and Other Stories, 1996

An Angel Cam Down
Ornament
Promises to Keep
An Angel Returned
The Christmas Attic, 1998

The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
The World That She Sees
The World That He Sees
Christmas Canon
The Lost Christmas Eve, 2004

Christmas Dreams
Back to a Reason
What Child Is This
Different Wings
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