Experience candlelit classical concerts at these historic Montreal churches all winter

Dec 16 2021, 7:00 pm

Classical music lit by candlelight, what else could you ask for to warm you up this winter?

Candlelight Concerts take place in over 85 cities worldwide at more than 1,000 timeless venues, including historic churches here in Montreal.

The concerts offer music fans the most famous works of classical music in a magical setting, surrounded by nothing but sounds from full bands playing renowned scores and candles.

The series features the likes of Beethoven, Mozart, and Vivaldi, along with contemporary composers such as Ludovico Einaudi, Ennio Morricone, and Hans Zimmer.

Currently, the one-of-a-kind experience is performing a slew of Christmas-themed concerts at the breathtaking Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours in Old Montreal.

The program for the holidays includes “The Nutcracker, Op. 71” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovs, “Ave Maria” by Franz Schubert, Adolphe Adam’s “O Holy Night,” Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Coldplay, Bach, The Beatles, Taylor Swift and much more — quite the range.

Other concerts cover Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss, and more contemporary concerts include film and TV scores from Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more.

Candlelight Concerts

When: Various dates from now until February
Time: 7 and 9:15 pm
Where: Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
Price: $30 – 40, available online

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