The lighting of the Copper Beech tree is a favorite family event for all of us here at the Museum. The holiday season has officially begun and we are all excited to celebrate by lighting our 200-year-old Copper Beech tree! Frost is in the air, and the enchanting procession of families with mittened hands, holding candles, and lighting the way to the McLellan House patio is upon us!
This year, we are fortunate to have the talented members of the Vox Nova Chamber Choir performing at the event, setting the tone through traditional holiday carols and modern contemporary choral music.
“Our singers love the opportunity to sing for the Copper Beech Tree event. These songs are incredibly familiar, but we’ve all experienced them in our own way growing up, so everybody brings their own personality, memories, and associations with them. The personal connection with the music is contagious and the ability to pass that joy and enthusiasm to another person makes it even more special.” –Matt Kurt, Member of the Vox Nova Chamber Choir
The best part of the night comes at 7 p.m. when the choir leads the crowd in a count down. Then, like magic, the glorious tree is lit and the season has arrived! Happy Holidays!