This year, the Staples Orphenians celebrate 50 years as an elite singing group. Director Alice Lipson is planning a special event for June 6. Highlights will include the traditional invitation to all alumni to sing “Ride the Chariot” — and the appearance of Orphenians founder Dr. George Weigle. He will guest-conduct the penultimate “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.”
To make this extra-special, the word must spread far and wide to former Orphs. There are hundreds of old (and less-old) singers to locate.
In addition, Lipson is looking for programs from 1961 through 1965, 1967-68, 1971, 1974-75, 1982, 1984, 1993, 1997 and 1999.
Also: photos from any year.
Please send contact information, programs and photos to Alice Lipson, c/o Staples High School, 70 North Ave., Westport, CT 06880. Her email is email@example.com.
Save the date: Sunday, June 6. A reception in the Staples auditorium lobby at 6 p.m. will precede the 7:30 concert.
Start rehearsing now!