The beloved concert series known simply as “Candlelight” invites everyone to relive the greatest musical works by top musicians in an incredibly intimate atmosphere illuminated by thousands of flickering candles. Candlelight concerts have had enormous success around the world—in cities like Paris, Barcelona, New York, and of course right here in Chicago. They’re also illuminating some of Evanston’s most incredible venues including the historic St Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Soothe your soul, leave your troubles at the door and rediscover your favorite songs at a spellbinding Candlelight concert in Evanston. These magical experiences pay tribute to some of music’s biggest stars from the past and present. This holiday season, festive classics of the holly jolly season including “Jingle Bells” and “White Christmas” will be performed by a string quartet at this unforgettable series of candlelit concerts.
St Luke’s Episcopal Church is a grand Neo-Gothic church located in the heart of Evanston. Enormous stone piers support the high ceiling made of oak, and a stunning stained glass window sits behind a gorgeous marble altar. Built in 1909, the church has served the local community for over 100 years, so there’s no denying the historic significance of this magnificent building.
From classical composers like Vivaldi to contemporary stars like Taylor Swift, Candlelight pays tribute to a wide range of singers, bands, genres and more. This December, Candlelight presents an utterly magical tribute to the festive songs of the holidays. Metropolis String Quartet will be putting a classical twists on songs such as “O Holy Night”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and more cheery tunes to help you forget all about the stresses of the festive period.
With countless flickering candles illuminating the venue, the Evanston Candlelight concerts will present a collection of breathtaking live music performances over the course of 60 mesmerizing minutes. The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.