Candlelight is illuminating the city’s most spectacular venues and landmarks with a series of concerts celebrating some of the world’s greatest artists. There’s no better plan for the summer, because the popular concert series is welcoming two new venues to its glowing spaces in Winnipeg, namely the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.
You can expect to hear tributes to legendary rock bands in the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Queen, whose chart-topping hits we continue to listen to decades after their first release. However, if rock music isn’t what does it for you, Candlelight is also paying homage to iconic pop stars, such as Taylor Swift and Adele by first rate musicians. There are plenty of options to choose from, depending on your musical taste, so grab a mate or a date, and let the power of music sweep you away.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is an art museum boasting a huge permanent collection that includes over 24,000 works from Canadian, Indigenous Canadian, and international artists. Most importantly, the museum houses the world’s largest collection of Inuit art. What’s more, The Art of Faye HeavyShield exhibition features the seminal works of a celebrated contemporary Indigenous artist, covering 40 years of artistic expression. It’s definitely worth a visit for anyone that wants to learn more about indigenous art through time and space.
Built in 1911, The Crescent Fort Rouge United Church is a historic place of worship that offers a range of programs like The Winnipeg Boys’ Choir, The Keep Theatre, Crescent Arts Centre, and Inclusion Arts. Besides being a buzzing church, it is also an acoustic gem within Winnipeg, featuring performances of many famous Canadian classical musicians as well as the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society. Soon, it will be enveloped in candlelight as it hosts a series of spectacular Candlelight tributes to iconic international artists.
Located in Downtown Winnipeg, The Fort Garry is one of the city’s most recognizable architectural landmarks. Its Concert Hall is situated on the seventh floor of the hotel and features 20 ft high windows overlooking Broadway and Garry Street. The oak paneled walls offer a feeling of genuine warmth that along with the flickering light of a sea of candles, make for the perfect backdrop to intimate concerts.
The province’s largest, not-for-profit centre for heritage and science learning, Manitoba Museum is known across the country for exhibitions portraying Manitoba’s rich and diverse history, as well as that of other cultures around the world, Planetarium shows, and science exhibits. What stands out the most are the museum’s three-dimensional walk-through galleries, such as Nonsuch, a full-size 17th-century sailing vessel.
From a culturally significant art gallery to a historic church with excellent acoustics, the venues hosting these magical concerts in Baltimore have been chosen for their architecture, charm and rich history. With a range of options to choose from, there’s a Candlelight concert for everyone. Simply sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
The concerts typically take place over the course of 60-65 mesmerizing minutes and doors open 45 minutes prior to the start time.