Experience a hauntingly beautiful evening with classical renditions of your favorite spooky songs at these Candlelit concerts.
Candlelight, the wildly popular musical series, is back in Detroit this October, just in time for spooky season. This time, they’ve got a special event planned, with Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Classical Composers, an atmospheric evening filled with classic renditions of some of your favorite haunting melodies.
Think songs like Danny Elfman’s classic, “This is Halloween,” John Carpenter’s “Halloween Theme,” Bernard Herrman’s “Psycho Theme” and even “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. All of these songs, and more, will be played by a talented string quartet in an atmospherically chilling venue made even more ominous by a sea of flickering candlelight.
The first venue, Detroit’s Masonic Temple, is the world’s largest Masonic Temple and a building steeped in history. The nearly century-old building includes three theaters (including one that was never completed), and a magnificent lobby inspired by the interior of a Sicilian castle. The venue is intimate, chilling, and sets the perfect spooky atmosphere!
The second venue is the basilica of St. Anne de Detroit, one of only three buildings in Michigan bestowed the title of basilica. Given the title for its historical significance and architectural beauty, today it stands as an active parish, shrine, historical treasure and landmark in a revitalized, multi-ethnic, bilingual neighborhood. The perfect and spooky venue to be bathed in candlelight as the sounds of Halloween classics fill the air.
The third venue is the historic Redford Theatre in the Holcomb Community. Nearing it’s 100th anniversary, the doors to the Redford Theatre opened back in 1928. Featuring a three-story grand foyer, full-size stage, and well-preserved original pipe organ, the Redford Theatre was built with stunning Japanese artwork covering its walls. In this sweeping setting, you’ll hear both modern and classic songs, such as Edvard Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and the theme to Ghostbusters.
Other upcoming concerts to consider at new venues are the Sanctuary Church in Birmingham and the First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor.
Shows will begin in October, with two show times each evening, at 6pm and 8:30pm. Each concert will last 60 minutes and doors open 75 minutes prior to showtime. Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.
Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be one of Detroit’s most popular events this Halloween season! Purchase your tickets to this incredible concert here.