Candlelight concerts are entertaining thousands of people in cities across the world every week. Its winning combination of talented musicians performing a wide array of music programs in some of the world’s most unique and historic buildings illuminated by a sea of candles is hard to beat. And now, its glow is spreading to Thunder Bay because everybody should be able to enjoy music in a new light.
What is Candlelight?
Candlelight is a series of concerts that are all performed by classically trained musicians. Solo pianists, string quartets and other musical ensembles take to the stage to envelop and enchant audiences with a rich tapestry of sound all while hundreds—sometimes thousands—of LED candles flicker and twinkle and cast light onto the walls. It’s almost as if the flameless light magically dances to the notes being played.
Gone is the production element and from behind the studio effects, your favorite songs resound as you’ve never heard them before. It’s a sight and sound to behold, and one that you’ll want to experience again and again.
Thunder Bay’s first Candlelight concerts
Candlelight will be lighting up The Chanterelle for its first concerts in the city.
From barking dogs to summer storms, icy winters, and birds chirping in spring, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is one of history’s greatest “program music” compositions.
Best known for his four-part masterpiece, it describes landscapes and scenes, evokes feelings and emotions, and brings forth memories without the need for words. You know it without knowing you know it and it never tires, gets old, or ceases to amaze.
The Candlelight series invites everyone to experience Miss Americana’s chart-topping hits in a new light surrounded by the glow of thousands of flickering candles.
Swifties know Taylor’s poetic lyrics and catchy melodies all too well. From the innocence present in her early works defined by simple harmonies and the Baby Taylor guitar to the synth-pop songs on Midnights, Taylor Swift has wholeheartedly given fans an honest insight into the life of a music icon.
Immerse yourself in a candlelit evening inspired by one of the most successful alternative rock bands in the world. Since releasing their debut album, Parachutes, in 2000, Coldplay has continued to be experimental with their sound and redefine the musical landscape with symphonic hits.
Whether you turn to Coldplay for easy listening or are moved by their soulful lyrics and piano-driven melodies, this Candlelight concert is ‘going back to the start‘ by taking audiences on a captivating musical journey through some of the highlights from the group’s impressive discography.
The wondrous spectacle is a spellbinding experience open to all music lovers. With multiple ticket types and affordable prices, Candlelight is the experience that affords all audiences the pleasure of listening to live music in a new setting.
Doors open 30-45 minutes before the concert start time to also allow audiences the opportunity to bask in the glow of candlelight and take in the atmosphere. Performances also generally take place two or three times per evening, allowing guests the opportunity to grab dinner before or after their concert.