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Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve

Written by witf | Nov 26, 2013 7:22 AM
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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE, narrated by the late Ossie Davis, is a fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas. A runaway little girl decides to return to her family after she enters a rundown theater for shelter and encounters an old caretaker (Davis), who guides her on her journey. The caretaker brings the theater to life through various musical performances by singers Jewel, Michael Crawford and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE is part of special programming airing on witf on December 1 at 2 p.m., and December 3 at 10 p.m.

The program centers on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's critically acclaimed Christmas Eve & Other Stories. It chronicles the mission of heaven's youngest angel, sent to earth by God, to bring back the one thing that represents everything good that has been done in the name of this day. His journey culminates in his helping to bring a runaway child home for Christmas.

New York City-based Trans-Siberian Orchestra, whose exhilarating and compelling performances attract fans from ages seven to 70,took the country by storm beginning in 1999, touring in support of their two holiday releases Christmas Eve & Other Stories and The Christmas Attic. Trans-Siberian Orchestra joins top talents from the hard-rock world with those from the Broadway musical and classical arenas. Their conceptual symphonic rock works, which combine the impact of a 60-piece orchestra and a full chorus with the edge of a rock 'n' roll band,is the creation of Paul O'Neill, who with longtime collaborators Jon Oliva and Bob Kinkel, created a modern format for classic Christmas music. Their first single, "Christmas Eve Sarajevo12/24," struck a multi-format nerve, garnering phone requests on stations all across the country. The single became a perennial holiday hit and the album quickly vaulted to the top of the annual Christmas charts.

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During the show, we'll be offering special Trans-Siberian Orchestra themed thank you gifts for your donation to witf:

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve CD for a $60 contribution or become a sustaining donor at $5 a month
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghosts of Christmas Eve DVD for a $75 contribution or become a sustaining donor at $9.50 a month
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Combo: Ghosts of Christmas Eve DVD, and 3 CDs for a $120 contribution or become a sustaining donor at $10 a month
  • Two pair tickets to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Giant Center on December 8 at 3 p.m. for a $200 contribution
  • Two pair tickets to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Giant Center on December 8 at 7:30 p.m. for a $200 contribution

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