Similar to other places in Louisiana, the diverse history of Shreveport is rich in ghost stories and paranormal activity. Its old Victorian houses, cemeteries and the hanging jail create a creepy ambiance that aligns well with Halloween. This October, if you’re looking for something extra to get you in a spooky mood, Candlelight has a special evening planned, dedicated to celebrating some of the most beautiful, and yes, terrifying Halloween songs that have become synonymous with the spooky holiday.
Whether it’s the hair-raising melodies of John Carpenter’s “Halloween Theme”, Danny Efman’s frantic notes from the “Beetlejuice Theme”, or the screeching violin sounds from “Psycho”, you can’t spend Halloween without hearing these quintessential songs. As a talented string quartet takes to the stage to give their take on these timeless classics, you’ll be surrounded by a sea of twinkling candles at the lavish and charming Scottish Rite Temple.
Halloween is about embracing our dark side, as well as thinking of somber and universal themes like death and the supernatural that are so fascinating and alluring to many. With that in mind, Candlelight invites you get in a spooky mood and revisit some of the most hauntingly beautiful songs that tell mysterious tales of the supernatural.
Whether it’s dancing skeletons from Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre”, mourners in a funeral procession of a marionette in Charles Gounud’s “Funeral March of a Marionette” or the eccentric world of Beetlejuice, where the supernatural and the living collide, they all have the allure of the unknown and tackle topics that continue to fascinate us. You can listen to these eerie tunes and more at Scottish Rite Temple performed by Listeso String Quartet.
Don’t miss out on a haunting Candlelight concert in celebration of one of the most beloved holidays of the year. This Halloween, head to Scottish Rite Temple and add a new plan to your spooky season festivities.
The performance starts at 8:30pm and lasts 65 minutes. The doors will open 60 minutes prior to the start time, giving you plenty of time to snap pictures of the surroundings and find your seats.