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Holiday concert marks 20 years of "Light the Candles"

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47 Bloomingdale Avenue • Akron, New York 14001


  Mr. Todd Esposito                                                             Mrs. Caroline Kos  

Elementary Principal                                                    Assistant Elementary Principal








singers with candles AKRON, NEW YORK (December 6, 2018) – During the last twenty years, did you have the opportunity to line the aisles of the Edward Allen Auditorium with your chorus mates holding a special battery-operated candle to sing the opening “Light the Candles” song for the Akron Elementary Holiday Concert? If so, you’re invited to join the Elementary Music Department at Akron Schools as it welcomes chorus members from years past to help celebrate the 20th Anniversary Performance of “Light the Candles” at the concert to be held Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00PM.     
     Over the years, hundreds of Akron students have sung the beloved melody written by Teresa Jennings.     
     “Twenty years ago, on my very first concert, “Light the Candles” was first sung at Akron,” said elementary general music teacher and choral director, Mrs. Kimberly Stachowski, also known by many as Miss Weber. “And so began a December tradition that both students and parents look forward to every year!”

     The invitation is extended to anyone who participated in 3rd Grade Chorus or the 4th & 5th Grade Choir over the years. No rehearsal is necessary; simply attend the concert and wait for the cue to step into the aisles or gather up front to sing the song that is sure to make everyone feel nostalgic. Forgot the words? No worries – lyric sheets will be provided!

     The remainder of the concert will feature holiday and secular music performed by both choirs, directed by Mrs. Stachowski, and the elementary concert band and elementary orchestra, directed by Mrs. Debra Komsinski. The concert is free and open to the public.


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