Candlelight Concert Countdown Begins

Staples High School has many storied traditions. But none may be as venerable or beloved as the Candlelight Concert.

This December marks its 75th anniversary. Immediately after last year’s performances, the music department started planning this year’s celebration of that milestone.

There will be a special alumni show, with a pre-concert reception; a fantastic video; a collage wall; special appearances by noted graduates, and much more.

A Facebook page helps alums and interested others keep track of it all. It will include videos and recordings of long-ago concerts. Just search Facebook for “SHS Candlelight 75th Anniversary.”

Then start humming “Sing We Noel,” and get ready for December 18 and 19.

(The music department also seeks old photos, for publicity posters and the collage wall. Scan them at 600 dpi, and send to That’s also the general contact email for Candlelight’s 75th anniversary.)

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2 responses to “Candlelight Concert Countdown Begins

  1. B sure to go.

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  2. I was so pleased to be part of the video shown last year. It is especially meaningful since Bob Genualdi and his wife, Dorothy Straub came to school to be on the video. I just learned today that both have passed away since that taping. Both Bob and Dorothy played a large role in making the Westport Schools music program what it is today.