Marblehead students shine in holiday concerts all month

Marblehead students are performing holiday concerts and entertaining audiences around town throughout the month of December.

“This is a special time for many, including our young artists,” said Andrew Scoglio, the Marblehead High School choral director and lead teacher for performing and applied arts. “Parents can look forward to seeing their children shine.”

The Marblehead High School Winter Concert in 2021 with Julie Frias conducting the orchestra

Elementary through high school students performed at several venues during the Christmas Walk weekend. Here’s a look at what’s ahead. All performances take place at the Veterans School unless otherwise noted.

  • Village Grade 6 Chorus, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. at the Jacobi Community Center
  • Village School Winter Choral Concert, Monday, Dec 12, 7 p.m.  
  • Veterans Middle School Winter Concert, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. 
  • Village School Winter Band Concert, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. 
  • Village Grade 4 Chorus, Thursday, Dec 15, 2:00 p.m., at the Community Center for the Rec and Parks “Elves in Training” program 
  • High School Winter Concert, Monday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. 
  • Village School Orchestra Concert, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. 
  • High School Choral Performance, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1:45 p.m. at the Community Center for the Council on Aging’s Living Alone group

“For many of our music students, the winter concerts are their first performances of the year,” Scoglio explained. 

“In the program I direct, the High School Choral and Acapella program, the acapella students prepare each fall for competitions in January or Februrary. Taking a break in November and December to learn some holiday songs is always something the students enjoy,” he added.

There’s one event Scoglio is especially looking forward to this month.

“Last year, I found our December performance at the Council on Aging to be particularly poignant. The seniors were touched and some were moved to tears by the students singing. The impact the students’ performance made on the audience was incredible. It was very special.”

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Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter. She also works as a PR specialist.

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