December 8, 2008

Singing Christmas Tree- Musical review

I love Music! I have sung in choirs most of my life growing up. I have performed in major and not-so-major concerts. Once directed and written a Musical show to raise fund for a church. Needless to say, Music always have a soft spot in my heart. This so, when a friend presented us with free tickets to a concert, more so, a "Singing Christmas Tree", I was ecstatic! I was intrigued more than anything. A singing Christmas Tree in Charlotte? - I've just got to go see!

So off we went to the concert Saturday night filled with anticipation! The concert was performed by The Singing Christmas Tree of South Charlotte presented by Stough Memorial Baptist Church. It was a 2 hour show. I was hopeful about the experience but ironically, our first contact with the church's lady greeter at the entrance leading to the lobby area already proved unpleasant. After few common courtesies (we weren't looking our best I guess), she immediately queried us where our tickets were whilst she didn't ask other guests of it!

Hello?! (Darling, did we look like peasants to you?!) It's not like we were going to "gate crash" the concert - we were to meet up with our generous friends there, who will give us the tickets and watch the concert with us! duh!

Minor setback. Friends came, tickets in hand. Off to the concert Hall. The "Christmas Tree" was in the middle and covered most of the stage floor - everything looked tight and awkward. One mistake and one will go tumbling down the two or 3 flight of steps like jack n' Jill. Ouch! The tree looked the way a Christmas Tree should, except that according to some guests, the singers looked like disembodied heads in a Christmas tree - Ugh! not a pleasant thought! I've seen other forms of singing Christmas trees and I can't agree more. Did I just hear someone say Twilight zone?!

Several times through the show, besides one male soloist, a particular female soloist faltered with her notes more than a few times! Although it was disconcerting ( pun very much intended), I'd give her the thumps up. She was pretty overworked. Besides singing solo numerous times, she was also one of the "heads" singing in the Christmas tree. She sung non-stop. She must have a death-wish for her voice!

There were lulls and dragging moments in the show but there were also best spots like when the Percussion Ensemble performed. To sum it up, I think the show is Ok ( thanks to the video presentations) - but something which I won't go back to twice. The Christmas Tree Choir were good but the show would have done well if the show actually focused on the Tree singing and not have it as the back-up singer to all the soloist throughout! The Christmas Tree was the main feature of the concert afterall! Of all the 15 songs sang that night, the Tree did only 2 "solos"! uh, was it not the concert of the Singing Christmas Tree? I couldn't have guessed.

If you're from Charlotte and want to see the concert for yourself , Knock yourself crazy - check the Schedule HERE .



24 comments:

  1. Checking in! Hope you had a nice weekend! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. A singing xmas tree! Yikes! Sounds interesting and scary. Sounds kinda like one of those horror movies with a huge singing xmas tree filled with xmas spirit attacking a town.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I've always wanted to see one of those. Thanks for the review! I didn't realize we were so close. I actually went to college at Winthrop and did an internship at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte.

    ReplyDelete
  4. that sucks that the one woman was crappy to you but I hope you enjoyed the show somewhat anyway :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sounds like an interesting night. Judging from the picture it did look a little scary. Jeers to the rude greeter, I'm sure you were looking fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  6. interesting...seems like it would be so much fun!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sounds a little scary to the say the least.

    Happy Tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I left you an award on my Mommatudes blog.. go check it out!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. It sounds like something you would see at Walt Disney World's-A Huanted Mansion. lol

    ReplyDelete
  10. How rude to treat people like that! I worked in a bank years ago and the first thing we were taught was to "never judge a book by its cover". This has been so true in life. Well, at least it was an experience, although not one to repeat! Pinktulipza

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hmmm, that was an interesting looking tree. I would hate to be one of those people near the top. What an interesting night for you!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Stopping by to say hello! Don't let any icky people ruin your Christmas spirit, it sounds like you had a good time in spite of people trying to get in the way of it.

    - Margaret

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ooooh, that doesn't sound so great. It got you out of the house and hopefully in the holiday spirit.

    I'm having another give-a-way on my blog....stop by if you have the time. :D

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lol! They really looked like disembodied heads! You will laugh first at the sight of it. But I probably close my eyes while listening to them.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am so happy your were able to get out and do something, even if was not the best event!!! It is just nice to get out some and do something new :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh well, at least you gto out.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I miss singing Christmas trees. The college in my hometown did one every year but I'm not sure if they still do it. This brought back memories.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Glad you got out! I l♥ve this time of year! ♥ Hugs :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Well at least you were with good friends who thought of you! And I have to admit the heads look a little odd...

    ReplyDelete
  20. My biggest pet peeve is when a church member of any kind does not treat it's guests with the utmost respect. We are to love one another. I would think of all times and places this is where you would want to put your best foot forward for God. I'm sorry to hear you were treated that way. More sorry that it wasn't an experience you had hoped it would be.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love a singing christmas tree!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Interesting concept but it's too bad they didn't perfect it.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love Singing Christmas Tree!!! it's so beautiful ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  24. So cool! My church here in Florida does the Singing Christmas Trees yearly. They have 2 of them, 45 feet high. It's incredible. Silly me, I thought they were the only ones who did it. Thanks for visiting last week, I am still playing catch up.

    ReplyDelete

We're not mind readers. We appreciate our lurkers but we also LOVE comments! If you've got something in mind, please give us a holler or just SHARE us in your favorite Social Media channels - we'll take that too! :-)