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Opening night a success for Candlelight

Opening night a success for Candlelight

Zachary McCarthy, Web A&E Editor

December 13, 2014

Staples upholds several customs and rituals but few constants are as well received as the Candlelight Concert: a local barometer for holiday cheer and spirit. Staples students continued this tradition on Friday evening by crooning a slew of Christmas classics with a mix ranging from Staples staples like “Sing We Noel” to Hebrew hits like “Ose Shalom.” “I really have a ...

Orchestra, chorus and band students amp up for Candlelight

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

December 5, 2014

Fans pack the seats. A strong and jolly melody beats in the room. Lights dim, blacken, and then brighten again. Is this the Super Bowl at halftime? Nope. It’s the Staples Candlelight Concert, which will be having its 74th annual performance the weekend of Dec. 12. Band director Nick Mariconda and orch...

Helping hand hired for holiday headliner

Helping hand hired for holiday headliner

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Features Editor

December 2, 2013

Hot chocolate, snow, stockings and wreaths, gingerbread cookies, candy canes, and family all come to mind in December. For students involved in the music programs, however, another date sparkles on the holiday calendar: the Candlelight concert. Each and every year, Staples puts on its holiday concert,...

Shedding Light On an Old Tradition: Candlelight Concert 2010

Shedding Light On an Old Tradition: Candlelight Concert 2010

December 15, 2010

Photographs by Madeline Hardy'11 On Dec. 10 the 70th annual Candlelight Concert took place at Staples. This was the first concert in over 20 years that the choir had to become accustom to a new choir director, Justin Miller. Miller guided the choir through the three performances, while maintinaing the Candlelight tradition. These photographs follow some of the events as well as behind the scenes of Candlelight....

December 13, 2010: Candlelight Gives Back

December 13, 2010: Candlelight Gives Back

December 13, 2010

9:45 a.m. In front of Patty’s desk this morning there were bags and bags of non-perishable food donations that were collected this weekend at the Candlelight concert. People brought their donations when they came to watch the concert; the cans were collected by members of the Staples High School National Society as part of...

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