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Massapequa Observer - Schools

Concert Spreads Joy To The Community

Massapequa High School’s music ensembles brought the spirit of the holidays to the community during its annual holiday concert, Dec. 16.

Performances by the Women’s Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, and A Capella Choir directed by Ilena Dempsey, Marjorie Spagnuolo and Nichole Greene, respectively, had audience members smiling as they delivered a festive variety of traditional songs and those enjoyed around the world. Highlights included the beautiful “Hashivenu,” as well as “A Christmas Festival,” “I Saw Three Ships,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “Chanukah Festival Overture.”

“This concert is a culmination of the hard work of our students and staff over the last few months,” said Dr. David Gaines, the district’s curriculum associate for music. “We are proud to showcase what they have accomplished while spreading some holiday cheer to our residents through music.”

In addition to the community concert, the high school held its evening holiday concert for parents and family members and its holiday alumni concert where Massapequa High School graduates were called to the stage to perform.