Next year, Staples’ Candlelight Concert celebrates its 75th anniversary. Hallelujah!
To mark the occasion, the music department — in conjunction with Class of 1961 grad John Brandt — plans a spectacular video.
Candlelight originator John Ohanian was known for his meticulous attention to detail. The organizers of next year’s celebration have learned his lessons well.
Thirteen months ahead of time, they’re already searching for archival material. They need programs from before 1961 (the 1st one — 1940 — would be golden).
They’d like still photos, and of course recordings — either vinyl, old Beta videos, even reel-to-reel tapes.
Please send in jpeg or .wav format — or simply in its original form. All material will be copied and returned. Send to: Adele Valovich c/o Staples High School, 70 North Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-341-5128. The deadline is December 12.
Now let hosannas ring…