Candlelight Concert tickets are always a hot item.
This year, they’ll be blazing.
With current state COVID regulations limiting auditoriums to 50% capacity, just half the number of people will enjoy the Staples High School music department’s annual gift to the town.
The 81st annual Candlelight is set for Friday, December 17 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, December 18 (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.).
It will also be livestreamed one time only (due to video rights), on December 23.
Tickets for the in-person performance will be available to the public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1. Click on www.staplesmusic.org. There is no charge, but there is a maximum of 4 tickets per order.
Concert-goers should arrive at least 45 minutes early, and show their vaccination card or a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours. Masks are required at all times.
It will be a spectacular show. The choirs and symphonic instrumental ensembles will join forces in traditional Candlelight favorites like “Sing We Noel” and the “Hallelujah Chorus,” plus new-to-Staples numbers like Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” and Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival.”
Click here for the full back story on this year’s Candlelight Concert.