Southern Living highlights a Belhaven Christmas Tradition

Belhaven’s oldest and most famous tradition–the Singing Christmas Tree–is highlighted in the December 2008 edition of Southern Living magazine: “If heaven had a school choir, this would be it,” begins the article by Farrah Austin. Everyone familiar with the Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree knows that it is a special event for the entire community. As Austin notes, “-families gather to witness what most call the start of the holiday season in Jackson, Mississippi.”

For over 75 years, families, students, and neighbors have flocked to the Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree, and large crowds are expected once again this year, with an estimated number in the thousands. Roberta Sachs, junior voice major, will be at the tree’s pinnacle as the chosen soloist. Eighty students will don their robes and hold their lights, forming the yearly glow that fills the campus with joyful sounds. Mrs. Carolyn Sachs, adjunct music faculty member, will direct the choir.

Come join us as we kick off the Christmas Season: December 5-6, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Soccer Bowl.

Bring chairs and blankets, and invite family and friends. Call 601-974-6494 for more information.
Free admission.


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