Just in time for the spooky season, the wildly popular Candlelight concert series is bringing haunted performances to Chicago this October. Featuring some of your favorite Halloween classics like famous horror movie scores and other beloved chilling songs, including themes from Psycho and Halloween they will cast a magical spell on stunning venues across The Windy City.
Played by a talented string quartet, these spooky concerts are set to take place at the historic Wicker Park Lutheran Church, the impressive Stan Mansion and more. They are atmospherically chilling venues that will be made even more ominous by a sea of flickering candlelight. Boo!
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We know them, we love them, and probably hate them too, because upon hearing their creepy melodies, we are immediately transported to intense, terrifying and tension filled scenes. For instance, “Tubular Bells” from The Exorcist with the repetitive piano notes, amplified by the use of tubular bells, Farfisa organs, drums and countless other instruments, create an eerie ambiance and a sense of curiosity, making the audience more weary of what’s about to come.
Similarly, Chopin’s “Funeral March”, said to be inspired by the November Uprising, is a somber composition about the death of thousands of Polish soldiers. This timeless piece was played at the funeral processions of many historical figures, including Churchill, JFK and Leonid Brezhnev. This spooky season, Candlelight is bringing these works and many more scary performances at various locations across the city. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find something that appeals to your taste and best fits your schedule.
Celebrate the Mexican festivity that blends indigenous roots with Catholic customs from the Spanish viceroyalty, with a spine-tingling gig at Salvage One this November. Hear frightful and melancholic tunes that speak of death, mourning and the cycle of life, including “La Llorona”, “La Bruja” and “Recuerdame (Remember Me)” by from Disney Pixar’s movie Coco. Played masterfully by DIVISI’s Amp’d String Quartet, you’ll be reminded of the joyful celebration that death can be.
If you’re looking for a new way to celebrate Halloween, why not spend it by listening to eerie and chilling songs that have not only been ingrained in our minds, but are also a great part of pop culture?
Lighting up some of the most spectacular and spine-chilling venues in Chicago, these concerts will transport you to some of the most memorable on-screen moments where you can dip your toes in the cool waters of the darkness. Each concert will last 65 minutes and doors open 45 minutes prior to showtime.