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Despite the barriers put in place by COVID-19 the highly regarded Candlelight concert prevailed taking on the form of a virtually broadcasted performance accessible to thousands across the nation.

Virtual Candlelight captivates attention, proves successful

Marina Engler ’21, Staff writer January 5, 2021

Every year the holiday season is unofficially underway when bright lights illuminate the Staples high school stage and music fills the air, commencing the annual Candlelight concert. A performance so highly...

Some of the musicians donned Christmas costumes for the event.

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...

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...

Helping hand hired for holiday headliner

Helping hand hired for holiday headliner

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Creative Director 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...

Shedding Light On an Old Tradition: Candlelight Concert 2010

December 15, 2010
On Dec. 10 the 70th annual Candlelight Concert took place at Staples.

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...

December 8, 2010 | Candlelight Fever

December 8, 2010

12:45 p.m. | Westport's K-12 Music Supervisor David Weiner carries boxes of programs into his office in preparation for this weekend's 70th annual Candlelight Concert.

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