The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 27, 2013

Twelve Twenty-Four brings Christmas rock to Danville Middle School

By Robert Stoneback
The Danville News

— DANVILLE – Christmas rock group Twelve Twenty-Four will ring in the Christmas season with a Dec. 1 concert at Danville Middle School.

The group, originally organized as a tribute band to music group Trans-Siberian Orchestra, is composed of a 17-piece band including full vocal and string sections.

The setlist for the Dec. 1 show will feature covers of popular songs from Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as Twelve Twenty-Four’s own rock versions of traditional Christmas songs such as “What Child Is This?” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

“It’s about having everyone come out and experience the joy of Christmas,” said Jason Santos, one of the founders of the band.

Santos described the band’s sound as “traditional Christmas carols but done with more of a hard rock kind of feel.” The band doesn’t go into heavy metal-style sound, though. “We try to keep it in the realm where it’s enjoyable for all ages.”

Proceeds from ticket sales for the Danville Middle School show will benefit the Danville High School’s stadium council. The show will take place at 6 p.m. the night of Dec. 1, with tickets costing $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets can be bought by calling the district office at 570-271-3268, extension 1010, or through Twelve Twenty-Four’s website, www.twelvetwentyfour.net.

 

Email questions or comments to rstoneback@thedanvillenews.com.