Living Christmas Trees, Living Cross Easter Productions

"The Living Cross"

Hyland Heights Baptist Church
Lynchburg, Virginia

Carl Weiser, Pastor

David Dalton, Minister of Music

Mike Anderson, Technical Director

Mark Creasey, MidiLite Programmer (2002-2006)

Ed Thomas, MidiLite Programmer (1997-2001)

1997 - 2006 Lynchburg Living Cross Easter Production

# of Tiers: 9
# of Lights: 36,000
MidiLite Channels: 318 + 12 aux
Matrix: modified 9x9x6 (rows 1,2 & 5-9 are only 5 blocks wide)

1 LanBox LCX DMX controller is used in a 1 universe DMX set-up for control of 13 intelligent lighting fixtures (moving lights), hazers, 2 I-Cues, and 2 DMX Irises.

The annual Lynchburg Living Cross is presented by Hyland Heights Baptist Church each spring and they have used the MidiLite system since 1997.

The 2006 Living Cross was their 19th annual presentation. The Living Cross itself holds 68 choir members and contains over 36,000 twinkle lights all controlled by a Macintosh computer and 9 MidiLite Dimmer frames. The show is programmed on an iMAC G4 computer, but runs simultaneously with the audio from a Macintosh G4 tower during the show. Intelligent fixtures are also synced with the music using a G4 Powerbook, LCedit+, and Digital Performer.

Performances are typically the weekend before and the weekend of
Easter. A love offering will be received. Nursery services are not

For more information visit the LC Website (, or
contact David Dalton by phone at 434-821-6906, or e-mail him at

Photos from the 1999 Production:

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