Last night we went to a concert that was held in a neighbourhood church. The concert was part of a series of Candlelight concerts held all over the world in churches and concert halls. These musical performances are performed in darkened facilities lit with just hundreds of candles. Of course the candles are the new battery powered ones not actual wax candles with real flames. The stage is surrounded by literally hundreds of these candles and once the audience is seated and settled the lights in the building are dimmed and the candles provide the only light. It must have been quite the job setting up and turning all the candles on; I’m surprised the series is not sponsored by Energizer because they must go through a lot of batteries.
The concert we attended was a Halloween special featuring spooky songs played by a string quartet. Songs included “Thriller”, the theme from “Psycho”, and the “Ghostbuster” theme among other halloween themed music. With the candles providing the only illumination, the music was front and centre; you could see the musicians, but the darkness caused you to listen to the music more than watch the concert.
The event was held in a beautiful old church and the quartet was set up surrounded by candles in the front of the church with a massive pipe organ dimly visible behind them. It created a really appropriate setting for the music. The experience was a unique and very enjoyable evening that I can highly recommend if the series comes to your city.
You can listen to the music on Spotify from a playlist I created from the concert’s program. I tested this ink and it should open your Spotify app if you subscribe to Spotify or it will open the Spotify website and invite you to get a free account.
Don’t get too frightened by the music. . . . . .