These are not your typical classical music concerts. Candlelight arrives in Ottawa to light up some of its most magical venues, while paying homage to some of the biggest hits in music and film soundtrack history.
Ottawa has many great venues, perfect for classical music concerts, where you’ll be able to enjoy a range of music genres, including pop, rock, folk and disco. From Beyoncé to Hans Zimmer, the marriage of great music performed live by talented musicians with the beautifully candlelit venues is simply to die for.
Featured Candlelight Concerts
Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift at Knox Church
Have you ever asked yourself what Taylor Swift’s songs might sound like performed by a string quartet? Wonder no more, for this season you’ll be able to experience the pop icon’s greatest hits at Knox Presbyterian Church, as the venue is bathed in the glow of Candlelight.
So, “Shake It Off” and get ready to get “Enchanted” as you listen to classical renditions of some of Tay’s best work, like “Wildest Dreams”, “I Knew You Were Trouble”, and many more.
Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer
Candlelight will be paying homage to one of the most brilliant musicians and composers of our time, German-born Hans Zimmer. He’s written the soundtrack of our lives in films like Inception and The Lion King, and now you can enjoy a new interpretation of his best work performed by the Listeso String Quartet. You’ll be able to get on the Batmobile as you listen to “A Dark Knight”, join McConaughey and Chalamet in Interstellar’s “Cornfield Chase” and meet Rafiki in the savannah as “This Land” from The Lion King sounds in First Baptist Church Ottawa.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at The First Baptist Church
A Listeso String Quartet is coming to bring The First Baptist Church in Ottawa to life with awe-inspiring performances of timeless compositions. From stirring pieces from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi to Piazolla’s Libertango, this enchanting concert is full of surprises. Experience every change the seasons bring with them and discover impressive pieces of music by legendary composers.
All Upcoming Candlelight concerts in Ottawa
Candlelight has been met with countless 5-star reviews since arriving in Ottawa. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“It was fantastic! The music was brilliant, the musicians were amazing and affable, the entire ambiance was spectacular!” – A Tribute to ABBA at First Baptist Church
“Beautiful setting. Musicians were great.” – A Tribute to ABBA at First Baptist Church
“Loved it. It was like a dream, I escaped my body and drifted into a ghibli movie world. Everyday, I’ll be wishing to experience it again.” – The Best of Joe Hisaishi at Knox Church
“It was my first Candlelight concert, highly recommend this for introverts/ classical music enthusiasts.” – The Best of Joe Hisaishi at Knox Church
“Phenomenal artists, special, uplifting, informative and sooooo entertaining.” – A Tribute to Queen and More at Knox Church
Candlelight is an experience unlike any other. Simply sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning orchestral takes on modern-day hits and the music of yesteryear.
Please note: For the safety of performers and the audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.