Mona Shores H.S. choir celebrates America's Tallest Singing Christmas Tree 35th season
America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree is celebrating its 35th season performing to sellout crowds at Muskegon’s Frauenthal Theater this weekend.
“It’s five stories tall, 67 feet, it’s decorated just like your home tree with tinsel and angels and all of that and 25,000 led lights.”
Shawn Lawton is Director of Choirs at Mona Shores High School.
“There are 15 tiers in the tree. This year there are 235 singers from the 9th through the 12th grade all members of the Mona Shores High School choir. The Tree Angel this year is Mr. Cameron Picard, senior at Mona Shores High School.”
“When I’m climbing up there I’m kind of scared because of terrified of heights, but when I get up there it’s not that bad and I smile,” explains Picard.
“You can see everything; the ceiling, the floor, every seat in the house. It’s beautiful.”
The music is thoughtfully selected by Lawton throughout the summer months.
“We try to create really a diverse program that’s going to entertain everybody. We’ve got everything from pop music to very sacred music and everything in between; gospel, jazz, Hanukkah music. A little of everything. I think that’s one of the main reasons people keep coming back. It’s become the thing to do in West Michigan to kick off your holiday season.”
From the Frauenthal Theater in downtown Muskegon, Patrick Center, WGVU News.