The Tree at the Met

In my book, Imperfect Harmony, I describe the time we sang beside the Christmas tree at the Metropolitan Museum. (Cliff Notes: It was awesome.) I remembered that the angels on the tree were lit from below and they reminded me of ballerinas in a Degas painting. Did I remember correctly? Yes!

Christmas Tree, Metropolitan Museum

Here’s the same shot, pulled back. One more below …

Christmas Tree, Metropolitan Museum

This is the view from where I stood. I had trouble seeing John Maclay, our director, but there was nothing to be done about that. While everyone else in the choir filed in, and the audience found their seats, I was like a little kid chomping at the bit, waiting for Christmas to begin. I couldn’t stand still. “Let’s go, let’s go, let’s GO!” (I am insufferable.)

Christmas Tree, Metropolitan Museum

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “The Tree at the Met

  1. The angel at the top of our tree was a gift from you probably 28 years ago that looks very much like one of these angels. It is the last thing that goes on the tree and we think of you every year when it is put on. That tree is spectacular! Chris and his girlfriend In hyung are going to the Met tomorrow and are looking very forward to it. See you Christmas day!

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