Tag Archives: Nicole Mathias

Nicole’s Harpcam

It’s not often a high school drama troupe tackles “Sweeney Todd.”

It’s even rarer for a high school orchestra to include a harp.

But the curtain goes up tonight at Staples on “Sweeney Todd.” And there in the Players’ pit is junior Nicole Mathias, playing that beautiful — but exceedingly difficult — instrument.

Nicole’s father Mark attached a webcam to her harp, for last night’s dress rehearsal. Click below to hear “Not While I’m Around” — and see a view of a show no one ever gets.

Plus Nicole’s great, proud smile at the end.

(If your browser does not take you directly to YouTube, click here.)

A Christmas Gift At Saugatuck Church

Yesterday marked the 1st day back at Saugatuck Congregational Church, following a devastating fire more than 3 years ago.

The bells sounded wonderful. The feeling was warm and loving. And the 1st service — a Christmas pageant — couldn’t have started better: A beautiful harp piece, played by Staples junior Nicole Mathias.

Merry Christmasand welcome home!