Experience candlelit classical concerts at these historic Montreal churches all winter

Nov 28 2022, 9:30 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 chance to hear famous classical and contemporary works in an enchanting magical setting, surrounded by nothing but an orchestra and candles.

The series features the likes of Beethoven, Mozart, and Vivaldi, along with modern 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 many of Montreal’s most beautiful churches.

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 a range of classical composers from Tchaikovsky and Johann Strauss along with more contemporary artists from ABBA to Adele.

Candlelight Concerts

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

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