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Stunning Middle Collegiate Church Now Has Candlelit Classical Music Concerts

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

Stunning Middle Collegiate Church Now Has Candlelit Classical Music Concerts

When night falls in NYC, everyone needs a peaceful way to disconnect and slow down from the rush of the day. And unwinding at a candlelight classical music concert in one of NYC’s oldest churches is the perfect respite from the pace of the city.

Now at the 127-year-old Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village, this concert series will transport you to old world Europe in 65 mesmerizing minutes. Simply known as Candlelight, the Fever Originals event invites everyone to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach, in an intimate atmosphere.

Middle Collegiate Church was built at its current location in 1892, but originally dates back as far as 1729. With over a dozen always-lit Tiffany windows and a giant Tiffany skylight dome, the historic church transforms into a magical space aglow in soft light. With such a rich history, it’s the perfect location for a music concert featuring works by the most renowned classical composers. Its bell tower, for example, houses New York’s own Liberty Bell, which rang on July 9, 1776 and for the inauguration and death of every U.S. President.

Credit to Liong Photography

During this tranquil concert experience, the church will be lit in flickering, flameless candlelight as top classical musicians play beautiful works of the past. The concerts range from the best of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky, to exquisite string quartets and piano performances.

The Candlelight series takes place twice each night with two back to back 60-65 minute performances. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show.

Tickets have been selling fast as new dates are announced, so be sure to buy your seats to one of these enchanting concerts here!

Composer
Candlelight: The Best of Latin Composers Featuring Piazzolla
July 10
Candlelight Special: Celebrating 250 Years of Beethoven
July 24
Candlelight Special: Celebrating 250 Years of Beethoven
August 6
Candlelight: Best Works of Beethoven & Chopin
August 21
Candlelight Special: Celebrating 250 Years of Beethoven
September 3
Candlelight: The Best of Latin Composers Featuring Piazzolla
October 15

*Schedule to be updated as more dates become available! Stay tuned.

featured image source: Liong Photography