The Wonder of Christmas is a genre-spanning 12-song album featuring 9 arrangements of Christmas classics, plus 3 original songs. For the last 7 years, Aaron has meticulously arranged a classic carol for voice and piano, performing them at his yearly "Christmas at the Piano" party. This year, it was time to combine those with some from his past, into an epic Christmas album with a full orchestra.
Each song takes you on a magical musical journey, starting with the classic orchestral sounds of Let It Snow! Let It Go! Let It Snow!, with a surprisingly chilling twist into Disney territory.
Angels We Have Heard on High and Joy to the World bring a new broadway pop style to these classic hymns, while Silent Night and O Holy Night take a grandiose turn towards the classical, featuring entrancing orchestrations.
The Big Band style of Go Tell It on the Mountain is matched with a turn into the Afro-Cuban style of We Three Kings, taken to new levels with the vocal help of Kala Balch and Tracy Robbins, friends from Aaron's time at Azusa Pacific University.
Rounding out the track list are three original songs. Christmas is Better with You, co-written with Jeremy Rodriguez and Jim E. Davis, has a timeless sound and is sure to leave you smiling. The ballad No Room was originally written for his college singing group Soul Desire and made it into his full length Christmas musical. And finally, the Wonder of All of the World is a powerful duet featuring the incomparable Allison Medina.
One of Aaron's first memories is singing "Allá en el pesebre" (Away in a Manger) for a missionary convention as a young boy. Over the years he sang and played piano for many Christmas events, and even wrote and performed an entire Christmas musical. When he left full-time music ministry to co-found PlanningCenter.com, he didn't know that his love of Christmas would be his way back into music, but looking back, it's no Wonder!
Interested in having Aaron as a guest at your church or event? Fill out this form and let us know what you are interested in, from single songs to a full concert, either by himself at the piano with tracks, or with your rhythm section or orchestra.