Trans-Siberian Orchestra: “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24″ Video
November 23rd, 2007 at 9:25am


It’s Black Friday! Happy shopping everyone. It also means the Holiday season is now officially on so we’ll kick it off with some Christmas holiday spirit music video by The Trans-Siberian Orchestra! The Trans-Siberian Orchestra was founded in 1996 in New York City by composers Paul O’Neill and Robert Kinkel, and Savatage lead singer Jon Oliva. The group’s name is inspired by the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia which Kinkel says connects many cultures otherwise isolated, much like music.

O’Neill had managed and produced rock bands including Aerosmith, Humble Pie, and Scorpions, later writing for and producing Savatage, where he began working with Kinkel and Oliva. The concept for a band playing Christmas carols in a rock opera style was not received warmly by the industry, but quickly proved a success with adults as well as young people.

In the recording studio, Trans-Siberian Orchestra uses a full 60-piece orchestra and a choir. As of 2004, their touring band included fourteen vocalists, fourteen musicians, and two narrators.

“Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24″



4 Comments to “Trans-Siberian Orchestra: “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24″ Video”

  1. WenZee says:

    Thank you Richie! I adore The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and that did get me into the Holiday spirit! I didn’t go shopping on BLACK FRIDAY; but, perhaps I will start today (after I get some sleep).

  2. Tre says:

    Thanks so much Richie. There’s a local radio station that plays christmas all songs from black friday through newyears, and i request this song like crazy as it is. seeing the video just makes me happier :D

  3. Anonymous says:

    i remember when that song first came out on savatage’s dead winter dead cd.
    the radio played it alot and people would come in to
    the cd store i was working at and ask for the new christmas band savatage. well that’s why TSO was born

  4. scott estel says:

    could you tell me what cd has the christmas cannon version that has the female singing instead of the childrens choir?- she is an awesome singer;that version is stunning!!! thanks and merry christmas, scott

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