Staples Candlelight concerts light up the holidays
Published 4:30 pm, Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The 73rd annual Candlelight Concerts will be presented at Staples High School on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14.
The Staples Chorus, Choir and Chorale, Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Band will perform in the concerts. Along with individual performances by the ensembles, all of the singers and orchestra students will join forces for the traditional processional, "Sing We Noel," as well as the "Hallelujah Chorus." (The Saturday night performance features the community sing-a-long). An added feature of this year's program is a newly commissioned theatrical music production number, created by Don Rickenback.
The concerts are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.14, in the auditorium of Staples High School, 70 North Ave.
Tickets are free. To obtain tickets, use the form at the Staples Music Department website, http://shs.westport.k12.ct.us/departments/music or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and first and second choices for concert dates to Candlelight Tickets, Staples High School, 70 North Avenue, Westport, CT 06880.
Requests must be postmarked by Wednesday, Dec. 4. A maximum of eight tickets will be honored for each request. After Dec. 5, remaining tickets will be available up to 3 p.m. on school days at the security/welcome desk in the front lobby of Staples High School.